6 February 2024
Alex K. Schenk,
Boron oxide molecules were deposited on hydrogen-terminated diamond
Annealing caused reaction between molecules and bare diamond surface
Resulting layer contains boron-oxide moieties bonded to surface carbon
Layer demonstrates high chemical homogeneity and orientation
May enable new approaches to fabricating boron-doped diamond
Formation of oriented boron-oxide layer on diamond
Researchers formed a highly oriented, homogeneous boron-oxide layer on a diamond surface under ultrahigh vacuum by depositing boron oxide molecules and annealing. This demonstrates complex molecular engineering of diamond surfaces and could enable alternative fabrication of boron-doped diamond layers.
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