Table of Contents
ISRN Condensed Matter Physics
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 713571, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/713571
Research Article

Stable Emission of SnO𝟐 Nanowires Array at Low Field

1College of Physics and Information Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002, China
2Department of Mathematics and Physics, Xiamen University of Technology, Xiamen 361024, China

Received 20 July 2011; Accepted 22 August 2011

Academic Editors: C. Bauerle and H. Hibino

Copyright © 2011 Lingjie Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

SnO2 nanowires were synthesized by thermal evaporation, and the field emission characteristics of SnO2 nanowires are investigated in detail. The results show that the turn-on field is as low as 1.39 V/μm. And the fluctuation of field emission currents is as low as 2.8% for 24 h. The results reveal that SnO2 nanowires hold promise for field emission display application.