Polyimide-ablated film was deposited by using pulsed laser ablation of a polyimide target, and field-electron emission from the film was observed for the first time. The turn-on field of the polyimide-ablated film is 12 V/μm. The current density is 0.725 mA/cm2, and the emission sites density is on the order of 106/cm2 at the applied field of 24 V/μm. The field-electron emission measurements indicate that this kind of film could be a new cold cathode material. It is suggested that the graphite-like clusters contained in the film play an important role in the field-electron emission.
Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing
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