Uniformity has been considered to be one of the most important criteria for carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to be utilized as the emitters in field-emission displays (FEDs) or backlight units (BLUs). Using co-deposited Fe and Ti film as a catalyst, a uniform distribution of catalytic nanoparticles was obtained after hydrogen pretreatment as compared with nanoparticles obtained only using a pure Fe film. It might be attributed to the suppression of coalescence of the Fe nanoparticles in the codeposited Fe-Ti film during the CNTs growth. In addition, the length variation of the CNTs synthesized by thermal-chemical vapor deposition (thermal-CVD) was also remarkably suppressed. This resulted in a significant improvement of the luminescent uniformity, and homogeneous light emission was obtained from the CNTs at 700 V.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|State||Published - 8 Feb 2007|
- Carbon nanotubes
- Co-deposited catalyst