Growth and Characterization of Self-Assembled Boron Carbon Nitride Needle-Like Nanostructures
Large-scale highly aligned boron carbon nitride (BCN) needle-like nanostructures were synthesized directly on Si (100) substrates by the novel technique of magnetron sputtering of the boron and graphite targets in a N2+Ar gas mixture at the substrate temperature of 800 °C. XRD reveals that the nanostructures contain an inhomogeneous crystalline structure. The hybridized BCN phases with needle-like nanostructures should now be regarded as semiconductors may be used as electron emitters for field electron emission applications.
Yuhang Yang, Xilong Qu, Yiping Luo and Aimin Yang
Y. M. Chen et al., "Growth and Characterization of Self-Assembled Boron Carbon Nitride Needle-Like Nanostructures", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 216, pp. 723-727, 2011