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Fundamentals and Applications of Nano-Carbon Electron Emitters

Objective

Development of efficient electron sources is crucial for a wide range of applications including integrated vacuum microelectronics, MEMS, bright flat panel displays, energy conversion devices, and compact microwave amplifiers. In the search for new cathodes capable to produce a strong electron flux at low energy consumption, carbon materials possessing extraordinary field emission properties have been attracted a lot of attention. Control of the morphology and electron properties of nanocarbon species opens tremendous opportunities in the development of advanced electron sources..
In the framework of the FANCEE Programme we will combine advanced materials synthesis, state of the art electron microscopy, and a range of characterization techniques to develop fundamentals and applications of the nanocarbon materials for electron emission. The research objectives of the FANCEE are (i) to reveal fundamental mechanisms of the field, thermionic and laser assisted electron emission from the nanostructured carbon materials, (ii) to establish relationship between structural and emission properties and create nanocarbon materials that enable enhanced emission, and (iii) to optimize the material properties and create advanced carbon cathodes for specific applications including cathodoluminescent light sources, X-ray tubes, electron guns for vacuum electronic devices.
We anticipate that theoretical and experimental results of FANCEE will provide new insights in the fundamental properties and application potential of nanocarbon materials in electronics. New functionalities arising from the nanostructuring of carbon cathodes will enable development of compact sources of ultra dense electron bunches of ultrashort duration.
FANCEE will reinforce the existing and create new cooperation links between the Partners through a coordinated joint programme in fabrication, investigation and applications of nanocarbon materials.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES
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Coordinator

ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 70 300
Administrative Contact
Yuri Svirko (Prof.)

Participants (2)

UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
France
EU contribution
€ 26 600
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 Num43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Javier Olaiz (Dr.)
ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONCOOPERATIVA EN NANOCIENCIAS CIC NANOGUNE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 30 400
Address
Tolosa Hiribidea 76
20018 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Miguel Odriozola (Mr.)