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26 April 1996 Growth and tubule formation of boron filament by electron-beam heating in an electron microscope
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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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Masato Tomita, Takayoshi Hayashi, Satoru Suzuki, and Junzo Tanaka "Growth and tubule formation of boron filament by electron-beam heating in an electron microscope", Proc. SPIE 2779, 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (26 April 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.237064
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