Synthesis of crystalline boron nanowires by laser ablation

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

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Crystalline boron nanowires with tetragonal structure have been synthesized based on laser ablation of a B/NiCo target; the nanowires are sometimes single crystals and have a droplet at one end of the nanowire; the droplet contains B, Ni and Co elements, which indicates that the vapor–liquid–solid (VLS) mechanism may play a key role in the growth of the boron nanowires.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2806-2807
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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