Template-synthesized BN:C Nanoboxes
Box-shaped nanostructures of B–C–N compounds were synthesized by reactive sputtering of boron carbide in mixed argon and nitrogen discharges. Transmission electron microscopy showed that these nanoboxes were grown on self-patterned NaCl substrate with projected areas ranging from ∼1×102 to ∼5×104 nm2, sizes 50–100 nm, and number density ∼100 μm−2. Electron energy loss spectroscopy revealed a phase separation of BN and C:N layers.
Hellgren, Niklas; Johansson, Mats P.; Suenaga, Kazu; Colliex, Christian; Sundgren, Jan Eric; and Hultman, Lars, "Template-synthesized BN:C Nanoboxes" (2000). Educator Scholarship. 14.