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EPSRC Reference: GR/M03054/01
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED POROUS SILICON FIELD EMITTER ARRAYS FOR FLAT PANEL DISPLAYS
Principal Investigator: Wilshaw, Professor P
Other Investigators:
MacKenzie, Dr R Smith, Professor G
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Project Partners:
GEC IBM UK Ltd
Department: Materials
Organisation: University of Oxford
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 November 1997 Ends: 30 November 1997 Value (£): 1,784
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Materials Processing
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics
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The development of large area, field emission-based flat screen display devices is likely to become a major source of wealth creation within the next decade. Work by the applicants has demonstrated that porous silicon field emitters have considerable advantages. We propose to develop the materials science and technology of these emitters to the stage where the construction of a commercial prototype display becomes feasible. Work on the synthesis and atomic scale characterisation of emitters will be carried out at Oxford University. In parallel with this, work will be carried out at R.A.L on the development of material processing techniques to produce addressable arrays of field emitting devices. The materials and techniques used will be chosen so as to be compatible with the manufacture of large area displays.
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