ZhETF, Vol. 136,
p. 362 (August 2009)
(English translation - JETP,
Vol. 109, No. 2,
available online at www.springer.com
MEASUREMENTS OF WORK FUNCTION OF PRISTINE AND CuI DOPED CARBON NANOTUBES
Zhukov A.A., Gartman V.K., Borisenko D.N., Chernysheva M.V., Eliseev A.A.
Received: February 10, 2009
PACS: 72.80.Rj, 73.21.Hb, 73.23.-b
We report the results on measurements of the work function of carbon nanotubes and carbon-nanotube-based materials including pristine multi-walled and single-walled carbon nanotubes as well as single-walled carbon nanotubes intercalated by CuI with the Kelvin probe technique. We found the work function value 4.97-4.98 eV for pristine carbon nanotubes, while carbon nanotubes infilled with CuI demonstrate the work function value decreased by more than 0.1 eV (4.86-4.96 eV).