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The influence of the h-BN morphology and structure on the c-BN growth
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Abstract
The morphology and structure of hexagonal graphitic BN (h-BN) powders with graphitization indices GI <5, used as precursors for the synthesis of cubic BN (c-BN) crystals, has been investigated by transmission electron microscopy in diffraction contrast and high resolution. We show that besides the GI, which is a general parameter for controlling the structural quality of h-EN ponders, some other microstructural features strongly influence the synthesis of c-BN. In our opinion, the high reactivity of some h-BN powders results from the presence of some nucleation centers for c-BN, observed at the edges of the h-BN particles. They are formed by a rearrangement of the graphitic (0002) planes by bending back, joining in pairs and forming locally nanoarches (half nanotubes). In these particular places, the nature of bonding locally turns towards sp(3), as in the case of c-BN, (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Diamond and related materials. - Amsterdam
Source (book)
11th European Conference on Diamond, Diamond-like Materials, Carbon, Nanotubes, Nitrides and Silicon Carbide (Diamond 2000), SEP 03-08, 2000, OPORTO, PORTUGAL
Publication
Amsterdam : 2001
ISSN
0925-9635
Volume/pages
10:3-7(2001), p. 1352-1356
ISI
000168730600206
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