Title

Template-synthesized BN:C Nanoboxes

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2000

Abstract

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.

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