Formation of BN nanoarches: Possibly the key to cubic boron nitride film growth

C. Collazo-Davila*, E. Bengu, C. Leslie, L. D. Marks

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Abstract

The formation of epitaxial nanotubes (nanoarches) on the surface of hexagonal BN (h-BN) during electron irradiation is reported. In addition to implications in terms of understanding fullerene based structures, we suggest that these act as the nucleation sites for cubic BN (c-BN) growth and may lead to improved film growth. We also report a strong dependence upon the microscope vacuum, which may be critical in understanding irreproducibility in film growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)314-316
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume72
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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