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Diamondoids display their potential

Self-assembled monolayers of molecular diamonds on metal substrates have excellent electron-emission properties, bringing field-emission displays based on diamondoids a step closer to reality.

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Figure 1: Energy diagram illustrating how X-ray absorption leads to the monochromatic emission of electrons from diamondoid monolayers on metal substrates.

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Drummond, N. Diamondoids display their potential. Nature Nanotech 2, 462–463 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2007.232

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