Synthesis of New Materials in the Boron–Carbon System
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Experimental results from the synthesis of diamond-like BC x compounds with the aid of high-pressure techniques and laser sputtering methods are presented. A combination of unique characteristics in these compounds can be attained by varying the B/C ratio. The possibility of sputtering carbon films of micron or nanosize thickness with high boron content opens up a way to use such materials on industrial scales. Hetero-diamonds with high boron content have high elastic moduli and boron-doped diamond polycrystals possess metallic conductivity.
Key wordssuperhard materials polycrystalline diamond boron-containing heterodiamonds elastic properties
This research was funded by a Russian Science Foundation grant (RNF 17-12-01535).
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