Crystalline boron nanowires

Wang, Y. Q.; Duan, X. F.
January 2003
Applied Physics Letters;1/13/2003, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p272
Academic Journal
Crystalline boron nanowires were produced through post-annealing amorphous boron nanowires synthesized by rf magnetron sputtering. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy was used to characterize the microstructure of the crystalline boron nanowires. Selected-area electron diffraction studies showed that the crystalline boron nanowires belong to a rhombohedral structure (β-boron), with lattice parameters of a=10.95 Å and c=23.82 Å. Electron energy-loss spectroscopy was used to characterize the chemical composition of the boron nanowires.


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