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Kang, Weng P.
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Research Information

Dr. Kang’s research interests are in the area of electronic devices and sensors utilizing the emerging chemical vapor deposited CVD diamond technology as well as the traditional silicon technologies. The research programs on CVD diamond devices/sensors encompass chemical gas sensors, physical sensors (pressure sensor and accelerometer), vacuum microelectronic devices, solid-state electronics, micro electrode for electrochemistry, and carbon nanotubes. The research programs on silicon focus on chemical gas sensors and vacuum field emitter devices. In each of these areas, research embraces the following aspects: design, fabrication, characterization, and modeling. Dr. Kang’s research publications in these areas include over 70 journal papers, ~100 conference proceedings, and 6 US patents.


Selected Publications

A miniaturized power source using electron stimulated impact ionization field emission. Ghosh, N; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 97, 173112 , (2010)

A monolithic electron beam amplified carbon nanotube field emission cell. Ghosh, N; Kang, WP; Wong, YM; Davidson, JL, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 19, 247-251 , (2010)

Enhanced electron-field emission from nanodiamond ridge-structured emission arrays capped on micropatterned silicon pillars. Ghosh, N; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Raina, S, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 28, 1016-1019 , (2010)

Fabrication of nitrogen-incorporated nanodiamond ultra-microelectrode array for Dopamine detection. Raina, S; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 19, 256-259 , (2010)

Nanocrystalline diamond film for biosensor applications. Qureshi, A; Gurbuz, Y; Howell, M; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 19, 457-461 , (2010)

Nanodiamod lateral device field emission diode fabricated by electron beam lithography. LeQuan, XC; Choi, BK; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 19, 252-255 , (2010)

Resonant tunneling and extreme brightness from diamond field emitters and carbon nanotubes. Jarvis, JD; Andrews, HL; Ivanov, B; Stewart, CL; de Jonge, N; Heeres, EC; Kang, WP; Wong, YM; Davidson, JL; Brau, CA, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 108, 094322 , (2010)

A monolithic nanodiamond lateral field emission triode. Subramanian, K; Kang, WR; Davidson, JL, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI A-APPLICATIONS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, 206, 2074-2076 , (2009)

A novel interdigitated capacitor based biosensor for detection of cardiovascular risk marker. Quershi, A; Gurbuz, Y; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL, BIOSENSORS & BIOELECTRONICS, 25, 877-882 , (2009)

Carbon nanostructures as thermal field emitters for waste heat recovery. Wong, YM; Kang, WP; Davidson, A; Raina, S; Huang, JH, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 18, 563-566 , (2009)

Characterization and CMRR Modeling of a Carbon-Nanotube Field-Emission Differential Amplifier. Wong, YM; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Kerns, DV; Huang, JH; Galloway, KF, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES, 56, 738-743 , (2009)

Development of a vacuum packaged nanodiamond lateral field emission device. Subramanian, K; Schroeder, R; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 27, 15-18 , (2009)

Diamond Vacuum Electronic Device Behavior After High Neutron Fluence Exposure. Davidson, JL; Kang, WP; Subramanian, K; Holmes-Siedle, AG; Reed, RA; Galloway, KF, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE, 56, 2225-2229 , (2009)

Effect of rearranging sp(2)/sp(3) hybridized-bonding on the field emission characteristics of nano-crystalline diamond films. LeQuan, XC; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Choi, BK; Wong, YM; Barbosa, R; Lu, W, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 18, 200-205 , (2009)

Micro-Raman, SEM, XPS, and electron field emission characterizations of nitrogen-induced shallow defects on nanodiamond films fabricated with different growth parameters. LeQuan, XC; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Guo, M; Choi, BK, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 18, 191-195 , (2009)

Nitrogen incorporated nanodiamond film with 'ridge' surface morphology for detection of bio-analyte. Raina, S; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 18, 574-577 , (2009)

Optimizing nitrogen incorporation in nanodiamond film for bio-analyte sensing. Raina, S; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 18, 718-721 , (2009)

Review on carbon-derived, solid-state, micro and nano sensors for electrochemical sensing applications. Qureshi, A; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Gurbuz, Y, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 18, 1401-1420 , (2009)

Thermionic electron emission from chemical vapor deposition diamond by nanosecond laser heating. Choi, BK; Kang, WP; Davis, IL; Davidson, JL; Hu, ST; Pitz, RW, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 27, 557-561 , (2009)

Uniformity conditioning of diamond field emitter arrays. Jarvis, JD; Andrews, HL; Brau, CA; Choi, BK; Davidson, J; Kang, WP; Wong, YM, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 27, 2264-2269 , (2009)

A Monolithic Nanodiamond Lateral Field Emission Vacuum Transistor. Subramanian, K; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL, IEEE ELECTRON DEVICE LETTERS, 29, 1259-1261 , (2008)

Diamond-derived ultramicroelectrodes designed for electrochemical analysis and bioanalyte sensing. Soh, KL; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Wong, YM; Cliffel, DE; Swain, GM, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 17, 900-905 , (2008)

Field emission from nanodiamond grown with 'ridge' type geometrically enhanced features. Raina, S; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 17, 790-793 , (2008)

Forms and behaviour of vacuum emission electronic devices comprising diamond or other carbon cold cathode emitters. Davidson, JL; Kang, WP; Subramanian, K; Wong, YM, PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES, 366, 281-293 , (2008)

Integrated carbon nanotube field emission differential amplifier: Modeling and measurement of the common-mode rejection ratio. Wong, YM; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Huang, JH; Kerns, DV, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 17, 552-555 , (2008)

Nanocrystalline diamond lateral vacuum microtriode. Subramanian, K; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 93, 203511 , (2008)

Nanodiamond film with 'ridge' surface profile for chemical sensing. Raina, S; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 17, 896-899 , (2008)

Nanodiamond lateral field emitter devices on thick insulator substrates for reliable high power applications. Subramanian, K; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Howell, M, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 17, 786-789 , (2008)

Ordered array of diamond ultramicroband electrodes for electrochemical analysis. Soh, KL; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Wong, YM; Cliffel, DE; Swain, GM, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 17, 240-246 , (2008)

Supercapacitive behavior of CVD carbon nanotubes grown on Ti coated Si wafer. Wei, S; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Huang, JH, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 17, 906-911 , (2008)

The effect of interelectrode spacing on field emission in nanodiamond lateral vacuum devices. Subramanian, K; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Choi, BK, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 17, 1808-1811 , (2008)

Carbon nanotube lateral field emitters with integrated metallic anode. Wong, YM; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Choi, BK; Huang, JH, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 25, 548-551 , (2007)

Cool plasma functionalization of nano-crystalline diamond films. Ray, MA; Tyler, T; Hook, B; Martin, A; Cunningham, G; Shenderova, O; Davidson, JL; Howell, M; Kang, WP; McGuire, G, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 16, 2087-2089 , (2007)

Development of carbon nanotubes vacuum field emission differential amplifier integrated circuit. Wong, YM; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Kerns, DV; Huang, JH, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 25, 627-630 , (2007)

Electron emission characteristics of sol-gel (Ba0.67Sr0.33)TiO3 thin film coated silicon tips. Gurbuz, Y; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Tan, OK; Zhu, WG; Li, Q; Xu, JF, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 25, 1560-1568 , (2007)

Emission current scaling in nanodiamond lateral field emission devices. Subramanian, K; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 25, 532-535 , (2007)

Field emission devices for advanced electronics comprised of lateral nanodiamond or carbon nanotube emitters. Subramanian, K; Wong, Y; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Choi, BK; Howell, M, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 16, 1997-2002 , (2007)

Nanocrystalline diamond lateral field emission diode fabrication by dual micropatterning technique. Subramanian, K; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Wong, YM; Choi, BK, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 16, 1408-1412 , (2007)

Nanodiamond lateral VFEM technology for harsh environments. Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Subramanian, K; Choi, BK; Galloway, KF, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE, 54, 1061-1065 , (2007)

Performance enhancement of carbon nanotubes vacuum field emission triode amplifier by post-synthesis treatment. Wong, YM; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Huang, JH, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 16, 1403-1407 , (2007)

Synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes produced using a three layer Al/Fe/Mo metal catalyst and their field emission properties. Chen, YS; Huang, JH; Hu, JL; Yang, CC; Kang, WP, CARBON, 45, 3007-3014 , (2007)

A novel "coral" carbon microprobe with and without N2 incorporation

. Raina, S; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Bonds, AB; Cliffel, DE; Howell, MA, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 15, 1844-1848 , (2006)

Carbon nanostructure field emission devices. Wong, YM; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Soh, KL; Choi, BK; Hofmeister, W, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 24, 1008-1012 , (2006)

Carbon nanotubes vacuum field emission differential amplifier integrated circuits. Kang, WP; Wong, YM; Davidson, JL; Kenis, DV; Choi, BK; Huang, JH; Galloway, KF, ELECTRONICS LETTERS, 42, 210-211 , (2006)

Electrochemical sensing using nanodiamond microprobe. Basu, S; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Choi, BK; Bonds, AB; Cliffel, DE, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 15, 269-274 , (2006)

Enhanced electron field emission from micropatterned pyramidal diamond tips incorporating CH4/H-2/N-2 plasma-deposited nanodiamond. Subramanian, K; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Takalkar, RS; Choi, BK; Howell, M; Kerns, DV, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 15, 1126-1131 , (2006)

Fabrication of aligned convex CNT field emission triode by MPCVD. Wong, YM; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Choi, BK; Hofmeister, W; Huang, JH, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 15, 334-340 , (2006)

Field emission characteristics of diamond edge-shaped emitters fabricated using nitrogen-methane plasma. Takalkar, RS; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Choi, BK; Hofmeister, WH; Subramanian, K, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 15, 329-333 , (2006)

Geometrical field enhancement on micropatterned nanodiamond film for electron emissions. Subramanian, K; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Jarvis, JD; Hofmeister, WH; Choi, BK; Howell, M, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 15, 417-425 , (2006)

Growth and profile modification of carbon nanotubes designed for field emission applications by hydrogen plasma pretreatment. Wong, YM; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Choi, BK; Huang, JH, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 15, 1132-1137 , (2006)

Nanocarbon field emission devices. Subramanian, K; Wong, YM; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Choi, BK; Howell, M, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI A-APPLICATIONS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, 203, 3042-3048 , (2006)

Single-mask multiple lateral nanodiamond field emission devices fabrication technique. Subramanian, K; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Choi, BK; Howell, M, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 24, 953-957 , (2006)

Vertically aligned carbon nanotube field emission devices fabricated by furnace thermal chemical vapor deposition at atmospheric pressure. Wei, S; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Choi, BK; Huang, JH, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 24, 1190-1196 , (2006)

Array geometry, size and spacing effects on field emission characteristics of aligned carbon nanotubes. Wong, YM; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Choi, BK; Hofmeister, W; Huang, JH, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 14, 2078-2083 , (2005)

Device characterization of carbon nanotubes field emitters in diode and triode configurations. Wong, YM; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Hofmeister, W; Wei, S; Huang, JH, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 14, 697-703 , (2005)

Diamond and carbon-derived vacuum micro- and nano-electronic devices. Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Wisitsora-at, A; Wong, YM; Takalkar, R; Subramania, K; Kerns, DV; Hofmeister, WH, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 14, 685-691 , (2005)

Diamond semiconductor technology for RF device applications. Gurbuz, Y; Esame, O; Tekin, I; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL, SOLID-STATE ELECTRONICS, 49, 1055-1070 , (2005)

Edge-shaped diamond field emission arrays. Takalkar, RS; Davidson, JL; Kang, WP; Wisitsora-at, A; Kerns, DV, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 23, 800-804 , (2005)

Effects of deposition and synthesis parameters on size, density, structure, and field emission properties of Pd-catalyzed carbon nanotubes synthesized by thermal chemical vapor deposition. Wei, S; Kang, WP; Hofmeister, WH; Davidson, JL; Wong, YM; Huang, JH, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 23, 793-799 , (2005)

Field emission triode amplifier utilizing aligned carbon nanotubes. Wong, YM; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Choi, BK; Hofmeister, W; Huang, JH, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 14, 2069-2073 , (2005)

Growth aspects of nanocrystalline diamond films and their effects on electron field emissions. Subramanian, K; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Hofmeister, WH, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 23, 786-792 , (2005)

Micropatterned diamond edge emitters of high aspect ratio. Takalkar, RS; Davidson, JL; Kang, WP; Wisitsora-at, A, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 14, 692-696 , (2005)

Nanodiamond planar lateral field emission diode. Subramanian, K; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Hofmeister, WH; Choi, BK; Howell, M, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 14, 2099-2104 , (2005)

PECVD diamond-based high performance power diodes. Gurbuz, Y; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Kerns, DV; Zhou, Q, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, 20, 1-10 , (2005)

The effect of growth rate control on the morphology of nanocrystalline diamond. Subramanian, K; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Hofmeister, WH, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 14, 404-410 , (2005)

Transistor characteristics of thermal chemical vapor deposition carbon nanotubes field emission triode. Wong, YM; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Hofmeister, W; Wei, S; Huang, JH, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 23, 868-873 , (2005)

Carbon nanotube growth from Cu-Co alloys for field emission applications. Hofmeister, W; Kang, WP; Wong, YM; Davidson, JL, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 22, 1286-1289 , (2004)

Carbon nanotubes field emission devices grown by thermal CVD with palladium as catalysts. Wong, YM; Wei, S; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Hofmeister, W; Huang, JH; Cui, Y, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 13, 2105-2112 , (2004)

CVD diamond photoconductive devices. Choi, BK; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Howell, M; Schrimpf, RD; Fleetwood, DM, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 13, 785-790 , (2004)

Diamond microelectronic gas sensor for detection of benzene and toluene. Gurbuz, Y; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Kerns, DV, SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL, 99, 207-215 , (2004)

Diamond vacuum field emission devices. Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Wisitsora-At, A; Wong, YM; Takalkar, R; Holmes, K; Kerns, DV, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 13, 1944-1948 , (2004)

Diamond-derived microelectrodes array for electrochemical analysis. Soh, KL; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Basu, S; Wong, YM; Cliffel, DE; Bonds, AB; Swain, GM, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 13, 2009-2015 , (2004)

A novel microelectronic gas sensor utilizing carbon nanotubes for hydrogen gas detection. Wong, YM; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Wisitsora-at, A; Soh, KL, SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL, 93, 327-332 , (2003)

CVD diamond anisotropic film as electrode for electrochemical sensing. Soh, KL; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Wong, Y; Wisitsora-at, A; Swain, G; Cliffel, DE, SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL, 91, 39-45 , (2003)

Diamond field emission devices. Davidson, JL; Kang, WP; Wisitsora-At, A, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 12, 429-433 , (2003)

Diamond field-emission triode with low gate turn-on voltage and high gain. Wisitora-at, A; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Kerns, DV; Fisher, TS, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 21, 614-617 , (2003)

Effect of annealing temperature on the electron emission characteristics of silicon tips coated with Ba0.67Sr0.33TiO3 thin film. Kang, WP; Wisitsora-at, A; Davidson, JL; Tan, OK; Zhu, WG; Li, Q; Xu, JF, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 21, 453-457 , (2003)

Fabrication and field emission characteristics of lateral diamond field emitter. Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Wisitsor-at, A; Howell, M; Jamaludin, A; Wong, YM; Soh, KL; Kerns, DV, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 21, 593-596 , (2003)

High current diamond field emission diode. Wisitsora-at, A; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Howell, M; Hofmeister, W; Kerns, DV, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 21, 1671-1674 , (2003)

High-temperature electron emission from diamond films. Shin, SH; Fisher, TS; Walker, DG; Strauss, AM; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 21, 587-592 , (2003)

Modeling of the transistor characteristics of a monolithic diamond vacuum triode. Wisitsora-at, A; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Li, C; Kerns, DV; Howell, M, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 21, 1665-1670 , (2003)

Boron-doped CVD diamond planar film as an electrode for electrochemical sensing. Soh, KL; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Wong, YM; Wisitsora-at, A; Swain, G; Cliffel, DE, PROCEEDINGS - ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY, 2002-6, 235-238 , (2002)

Diamond emitter arrays with uniform self-aligned gate built from silicon-on-insulator wafer. Wisitsora-at, A; Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Kerns, DV; Kerns, SE, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 19, 971-974 , (2001)

Diamond microemitters - The new frontier of electron field emissions and beyond. Kang, WP; Fisher, TS; Davidson, JL, NEW DIAMOND AND FRONTIER CARBON TECHNOLOGY, 11, 129-146 , (2001)

Electron emission from silicon tips coated with sol-gel (Ba0.67Sr0.33)TiO3 ferroelectric thin film. Kang, WP; Wisitsora-at, A; Davidson, JL; Tan, OK; Zhu, WG; Li, Q; Xu, JF, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 19, 1073-1076 , (2001)

NO2 gas sensing characteristics of Pt-Wo(3)-Si3N4-SiO2-Si-Al capacitor. Kim, CK; Lee, JH; Kang, WP; Yoo, KS; Jang, GE; Cho, NI, SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL, 77, 67-71 , (2001)

Recent development of diamond microtip field emitter cathodes and devices. Kang, WP; Davidson, JL; Wisitsora-at, A; Kerns, DV; Kerns, S, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 19, 936-941 , (2001)


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