High performance bulk metallic glass/carbon nanotube composite cathodes for electron field emission

Pejman Hojatitalemi, Mark Gibson, Daniel East, George Simon

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Abstract

We report the preparation of new nanocomposites based on a combination of bulk metallic glass and carbon nanotubes for electron field emission applications. The use of bulk metallic glass as the matrix ensures high electrical and thermal conductivity, high thermal stability, and ease of processing, whilst the well dispersed carbon nanotubes act as highly efficient electron emitters. These advantages, alongside excellent electron emission properties, make these composites one of the best reported options for electron emission applications to date.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1941004
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume99
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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