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Field‐emission cold cathodes are the key components of vacuum nanoelectronics that offer great advantages over other electron sources based on the thermionic or photoelectric effects. In the effort to realize new electron sources, a systematic investigation of the field emission (FE) properties of SnO2 nanofiber networks is performed. High‐purity SnO2 nanofibers, confirmed by X‐ray photoelectron spectroscopy, are prepared by electrospinning technique and then uniformly distributed over Si wafer. Field emission properties are investigated using a nanomanipulated tip‐shaped anode, inside a scanning electron microscope, for fine tuning the anode‐cathode separation distance. A field‐emission current is observed with an applied electric field as low as 25 V μm−1. Performance parameters such as turn‐on field and field enhancement factor are evaluated within the theoretical Fowler–Nordheim framework as a …
John Wiley & Sons
Publication date: 
19 Jun 2022

Filippo Giubileo, Enver Faella, Aniello Pelella, Arun Kumar, Daniele Capista, Maurizio Passacantando, Sang Sub Kim, Antonio Di Bartolomeo

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Pages: 2200237
Advanced Electronic Materials