The European Physical Journal B

, Volume 56, Issue 1, pp 35–39 | Cite as

Aligned single crystal Al-catalyzed boron nanorods on Si substrates

  • Qing Yang
  • Jian Sha
  • Lei Wang
  • Zhizhong Yuan
  • Deren Yang
Mesoscopic and Nanoscale Systems

Abstract.

Aligned tetragonal single crystal boron nanorods have been synthesized by chemical vapor deposition on silicon substrates without any templates. A thin film of Al was used as catalyst, and the nanorods were synthesized in a large area. The nanorods have a diameter of 20–50 nm. The SAED and HRTEM reveal that the nanorods are single crystal in nature and preferentially grew up along [002]. The optical properties of the nanorods were investigated. The growth mechanism of the boron nanorods has been discussed.

PACS.

81.07.Vb Quantum wires 81.15.Gh Chemical vapor deposition (including plasma-enhanced CVD, MOCVD, etc.) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qing Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jian Sha
    • 2
  • Lei Wang
    • 2
  • Zhizhong Yuan
    • 2
  • Deren Yang
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentation, Zhejiang UniversityHangzhouP.R. China
  2. 2.State Key Lab of Silicon Materials, Zhejiang UniversityHangzhouP.R. China

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