ABSTRACT: We demonstrate the use of nanoimprint lithography as an alternative low-cost fabrication route for the production of ordered arrays of individual carbon nanotube field emitters. A high emission site density of 4×10<sup>5</sup> cm <sup>-2</sup> was observed and is well within the specification of the cathode for a field emission display. The measured field enhancement values from the geometry of the nanotubes were in reasonable agreement with the values obtained through electrical measurements. We also show that the distribution of the field enhancement factor is Gaussian, indicative of the presence of well ordered arrays of carbon nanotube field emitters.
Applied Physics Letters 08/2006; · 3.84 Impact Factor