Study of the growth of boron nanowires synthesized by laser ablation

Yingjiu Zhang, Hiroki Ago, Motoo Yumura, Satoshi Ohshima, Kunio Uchida, Toshiki Komatsu, Sumio Iijima

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Boron nanowires with different morphologies and diameters have been fabricated by laser ablation. The effects of the synthesis temperatures, intensities of the laser beams, the types of the metal catalysts and the addition of H3BO3 on the growth of the boron nanowires are studied. The systematic analyses show that the vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) model may play important roles in the growth of the boron nanowires.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-183
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 9 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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