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Electrode and electron emission applications for n-type doped nanocrystalline materials

United States Patent Application

20060131588
A1
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An electrode having a surface of an electrically conducting ultrananocrystalline diamond having not less than 10.sup.19 atoms/cm.sup.3 nitrogen with an electrical conductivity at ambient temperature of not less than about 0.1 (.OMEGA.cm).sup.-1 is disclosed as is a method of remediating toxic materials with the electrode. An electron emission device incorporating an electrically conducting ultrananocrystalline diamond having not less that 10.sup.19 atoms/cm.sup.3 nitrogen with an electrical conductivity at ambient temperature of not less than about 0.1 (.OMEGA.cm).sup.-1 is disclosed.
Gruen, Dieter M. (Downers Grove, IL), Auciello, Olando H. (Bollingbrook, IL), Swain, Greg M. (East Lansing, MI), Ding, Ming (Beijing, CN), Carlisle, John A. (Plainfield, IL), Krauss, Alan R. (Naperville, IL), Krauss, Julie R. (Naperville, IL)
10/ 398,329
October 9, 2001
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and The University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory.