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VACUUM FIELD EMISSION DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

United States Patent Application

20130241389
A1
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A field emission device includes a substrate and a plurality of wires embedded in the substrate. The plurality of wires has at least a field emitter cathode wire; a control grid wire array; and a collector anode array. The field emitter cathode wire, control grid wire array, and collector anode array are embedded in and extend through a nonconductive substrate matrix. A method for making a vacuum field emission device is also disclosed.
KISNER, Roger A. (Knoxville, TN), KORSAH, Kofi (Knoxville, TN), SIMPSON, John T. (Clinton, TN), MELIN, Alexander M. (Knoxville, TN)
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge TN)
13/ 420,219
March 14, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0001] This invention was made with government support under contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.