Reports a new self-aligned process to form gated field emitters including an evaluation of dielectrics and field emission measurements. This process offers advantages including gate opening control down to 0.25 mu m diameter without electron-beam writing assistance, a planar structure, and thick dielectric for capacitance reduction. The current-voltage characterization of the gated field emitter follows Fowler-Nordheim behavior. Leakage characteristics of various dielectric materials are measured and described.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering