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Growth and tubule formation of boron filament by electron-beam heating in an electron microscope
Author(s): Masato Tomita; Takayoshi Hayashi; Satoru Suzuki; Junzo Tanaka
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Paper Abstract

In a transmission electron microscope, we have shown that an amorphous boron filament can be obtained by Vapor-Liquid-Solid growth under intense electron irradiation (current density > 100 A/cm2) on an amorphous Boron Nitride film deposited a few-nm gold as agent. The grown filaments have gold particles on the tops and the diameter were from 10 to 100 nm. Detailed analysis of Electron Energy-Loss Spectrum of the amorphous boron was carried out. We also dynamically observed shrinking of filaments by evaporation of boron through gold particles. As a special case, boron-rich tubules of several hundreds nm diameters were also formed.

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Date Published: 26 April 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2779, 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (26 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237064
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Masato Tomita, NTT Interdisciplinary Research Labs. (Japan)
Takayoshi Hayashi, NTT Interdisciplinary Research Labs. (Japan)
Satoru Suzuki, NTT Interdisciplinary Research Labs. (Japan)
Junzo Tanaka, National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2779:
3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials

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