The Effect of Hydrogen Plasma Treatment on the Field-Emission Characteristics of Silicon Nanowires

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 293)

Abstract

Silicon nanowires (SiNWs) were formed on nickel-coated silicon substrates by a solid–liquid-solid (SLS) growth mechanism. Effect of hydrogen plasma treatment on the field-emission characteristics of the silicon nanowires was investigated. The results show that hydrogen plasma treatment can enhance the field-emission characteristics of the SiNWs showing a decrease in turn-on field as well as an increase in field enhancement factor. It is believed that hydrogen plasma treatment plays an important role in the improvement of field-emission characteristics of silicon emitters.

Keywords

Silicon nanowires (SiNWs) Field-emission Plasma treatment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringDayeh UniversityChanghua CountyTaiwan, Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Electronic EngineeringChung Chou University of Science and TechnologyChanghua CountyTaiwan, Republic of China

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