Terbium-Catalyzed Selective Area Growth of SiC Nanorods: Synthesis, Optimal Growth, and Field Emission Properties

Authors: Zhou, Jin-Yuan; Chen, Zhi-Yong; Xu, Xian-Bo; Zhou, Ming; Ma, Zi-Wei; Zhao, Jian-Guo; Li, Rui-Shan; Xie, Er-Qing

Source: Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Volume 93, Number 2, February 2010 , pp. 488-493(6)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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The purpose of this work is to elucidate the selective area growth of SiC nanorods on the electrospun nanofibers catalyzed by terbium metals, and further explore the optimal growth conditions and field emission properties in this case. X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, field-emission scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy were used to investigate the growth mechanism. Test results indicated that our experimental process should be an organic whole and each aspect is indispensable. Furthermore, our work finished up with excellent field emission results, showing a rather low Eto of 8 V/m and a large  value of 904.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1551-2916.2009.03417.x

Affiliations: Key Laboratory for Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of the Ministry of Education, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000, China

Publication date: February 1, 2010

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