Patent Number: 6,310,432

Title: Surface treatment process used in growing a carbon film

Abstract: A film (carbon and/or diamond) for a field emitter device, which may beutilized within a computer display, is produced by a process utilizingtreatment of a substrate and then depositing the film. The treatment stepcreates nucleation and growth sites on the substrate for the filmdeposition process and promotes election emission of the deposited film.With this process, a patterned emission can be achieved withoutpost-deposition processing of the film. A field emitter device can bemanufactured with such a film.

Inventors: Tolt; Zhidan Li (Austin, TX), Yaniv; Zvi (Austin, TX), Fink; Richard Lee (Austin, TX)


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Expiration Date: 10/32013