Boron carbide nanowires with uniform CNχ coatings

Zhang, H. Z., Wang, R. M., You, L. P., Yu, J., Chen, H., Yu, D. P. and Chen, Ying 2007, Boron carbide nanowires with uniform CNχ coatings, New journal of physics, vol. 9, pp. 1-9.

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Title Boron carbide nanowires with uniform CNχ coatings
Formatted title Boron carbide nanowires with uniform CNχ coatings
Author(s) Zhang, H. Z.
Wang, R. M.
You, L. P.
Yu, J.
Chen, H.
Yu, D. P.
Chen, Ying
Journal name New journal of physics
Volume number 9
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher Institute of Physics Publishing
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2007-01
ISSN 1367-2630
Keyword(s) nanostructured materials
anisotropy
boron carbide
carbon nitride
inorganic coatings
scanning electron microscopy
silicon
transmission electron microscopy
X ray diffraction
growth mechanism
nanowires
surface smoothness
thermal process
Summary Boron carbide nanowires with uniform carbon nitride coating layers were synthesized on a silicon substrate using a simple thermal process. The structure and morphology of the as-synthesized nanowires were characterized using x-ray diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy. A correlation between the surface smoothness of the nanowire sidewalls and their lateral sizes has been observed and it is a consequence of the anisotropic formation of the coating layers. A growth mechanism is also proposed for these growth phenomena.
Language eng
Field of Research 100706 Nanofabrication, Growth and Self Assembly
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2007, IOP Publishing Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30016489

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