Field-emission properties of surface-processed TiC tips

Y. Ishizawa*, S. Aoki, C. Oshima, S. Otani

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    Surface-processed TiC〈110〉 tips have been developed to obtain highly stable emission as a cold field-electron emission source. The surface processing consists of heating the tip at 1000-1100°C in a gas such as ethylene, oxygen or hydrogen sulphide, and the subsequent continuous emission of 10 μA for 30 minutes. The field-emission pattern and the current stability of surface-processed TiC〈110〉 tips have been investigated for several kinds of surface processing.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1763-1767
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 1989

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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