Laser-Patternable Graphene Field Emitters for Plasma Displays

Kamatchi Jothiramalingam Sankaran, Santosh Kumar Bikkarolla, Derese Desta, Susanta Sinha Roy, Hans Gerd Boyen, I. Nan Lin, James McLaughlin, Ken Haenen

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Abstract

This paper presents a plasma display device (PDD) based on laser-induced graphene nanoribbons (LIGNs), which were directly fabricated on polyimide sheets. Superior field electron emission (FEE) characteristics, viz. a low turn-on field of 0.44 V/μm and a large field enhancement factor of 4578, were achieved for the LIGNs. Utilizing LIGNs as a cathode in a PDD showed excellent plasma illumination characteristics with a prolonged plasma lifetime stability. Moreover, the LIGN cathodes were directly laser-patternable. Such superior plasma illumination performance of LIGN-based PDDs has the potential to make a significant impact on display technology.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1493
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalNanomaterials
Volume9
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Funding: K.J.S. and K.H. like to thank the Methusalem “NANO” network for the financial support.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

Copyright:
Copyright 2019 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Field electron emission
  • Laser-induced graphene
  • Plasma illumination
  • Polyimide

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