Growth and Characterization of Self-Assembled Boron Carbon Nitride Needle-Like Nanostructures


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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.



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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

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March 2011




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