The production of transparent carbon nanotube field emitters using inkjet printing

Jin Won Song, Yong Shin Kim, Yeo Hwan Yoon, Eung Sug Lee, Chang-Soo Han, Yousuk Cho, Dojin Kim, Junseop Kim, Naesung Lee, Young Gwan Ko, Hee Tae Jung, Soo Hyun Kim

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This study reports the field-emission characteristics of transparent single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) film printed using an inkjet. Pure SWCNTs dispersed in dimethylformamide were printed in a transparent layer on indium-tin oxide-coated glass and annealed at 350 °C. The SWCNTs were aligned vertically through a surface treatment that involved detaching a sticky tape off. The front and back of the fabricated device produced simultaneous emissions of identical quality. In addition, inkjet printing directly achieved a patterned emission, without a secondary pattern process. This method provides a scheme to fabricate direct aligned SWCNT patterns without using additives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1513-1516
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Field emitter
  • Inkjet printing
  • Single-walled carbon nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Song, J. W., Kim, Y. S., Yoon, Y. H., Lee, E. S., Han, C-S., Cho, Y., Kim, D., Kim, J., Lee, N., Ko, Y. G., Jung, H. T., & Kim, S. H. (2009). The production of transparent carbon nanotube field emitters using inkjet printing. Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 41(8), 1513-1516.