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Electron field emission from patterned nanocrystalline diamond coated micrometer-tip arrays
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Image of FIG. 1.
FIG. 1.

(a) SEM images of as-synthesized pattern of NCD microtip arrays. (b) Magnified view of the area denoted in (a). (c) High magnification top view of an isolated NCD-coated microtip. (d) Visible micro-Raman spectrum taken from an isolated NCD microtip.

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FIG. 2.

(a) Image of a broken NCD microtip, cut by FIB; and NCD regions are marked by blue- and red-dotted arrows, respectively. (b) Typical cross-sectional bright-field TEM image of a NCD microtip specimen.

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FIG. 3.

(a) HRTEM images taken at the interface between and NCD [indicated by red -dotted square in Fig. 2(b)]. Lower inset: diffuse rings collected from a thin layer of near the surface. (b) Highly magnified view of a set of (111) diamond lattice planes. Inset: corresponding ED pattern. (c) EDS performed in the amorphous region of (a).

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FIG. 4.

Schematic diagram representing electron flow from Si substrate until emission at the fiber tip.

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FIG. 5.

(a) Plot of the emission current density vs external electric field of as-synthesized NCD microtip array. Inset: corresponding FN plot.


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Scitation: Electron field emission from patterned nanocrystalline diamond coated a-SiO2 micrometer-tip arrays