Publication
Title
Toward deep blue nano hope diamonds : heavily boron-doped diamond nanoparticles
Author
Abstract
The production of boron-doped diamond nanoparticles enables the application of this material for a broad range of fields, such as electrochemistry, thermal management, and fundamental superconductivity research. Here we present the production of highly boron-doped diamond nanoparticles using boron-doped CVD diamond films as a starting material. In a multistep milling process followed by purification and surface oxidation we obtained diamond nanoparticles of 1060 nm with a boron content of approximately 2.3 × 1021 cm3. Aberration-corrected HRTEM reveals the presence of defects within individual diamond grains, as well as a very thin nondiamond carbon layer at the particle surface. The boron K-edge electron energy-loss near-edge fine structure demonstrates that the B atoms are tetrahedrally embedded into the diamond lattice. The boron-doped diamond nanoparticles have been used to nucleate growth of a boron-doped diamond film by CVD that does not contain an insulating seeding layer.
Language
English
Source (journal)
ACS nano
Publication
2014
ISSN
1936-0851
Volume/pages
8:6(2014), p. 5757-5764
ISI
000338089200039
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
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ESTEEM 2 - Enabling science and technology through European electron microscopy.
Charge transfer in semiconducting polymer / CVD diamond heterostructures.
Study of mechanisms for diamond nucleation in the presence of a metal based interlayer.
Revealing the source of emergent properties in complex oxides via direct imaging of charge/orbital/spin ordering.
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Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 02.07.2014
Last edited 31.07.2017
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