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Title
Direct visualization of boron dopant distribution and coordination in individual chemical vapor deposition nanocrystalline B-doped diamond grains
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Abstract
The boron dopant distribution in individual heavily boron-doped nanocrystalline diamond film grains, with sizes ranging from 100 to 350nm in diameter, has been studied using a combination of high resolution annular dark field scanning transmission electron microscopy and spatially resolved electron energy-loss spectroscopy. Using these tools, the boron distribution and local boron coordination have been determined. Quantification results reveal embedding of B dopants in the diamond lattice, and a preferential enrichment of boron at defective areas and twin boundaries. Coordination mapping reveals a distinct difference in coordination of the B dopants in "pristine" diamond areas and in defective regions. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4738885]
Language
English
Source (journal)
Applied physics letters / American Institute of Physics. - New York, N.Y., 1962, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, 2012
ISSN
0003-6951 [print]
1077-3118 [online]
Volume/pages
101:4(2012), 4 p.
Article Reference
041907
ISI
000306944700030
Medium
E-only publicatie
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Last edited 08.07.2017
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