Growth of Multi-Layer hBN on Ni(111) Substrates via MOCVD
AbstractIn this paper we demonstrate a metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) process for growth of few layer hBN films on Ni(111) on sapphire substrates using triethylborane (TEB) and ammonia (NH3). Ni(111) was selected as a substrate due to its symmetry and close lattice matching to hBN. Using atomic force microscopy (AFM) we find hBN is well aligned to the Ni below with in plane alignment between the hBN zig zag edge and the <110> of Ni. We further investigate the growth process exploring interaction between precursors and the Ni(111) substrate. Under TEB pre-exposure Ni-B and graphitic compounds form which disrupts the formation of layered phase pure hBN; while NH3 pre-exposure results in high quality films. Tunnel transport of films was investigated by conductive-probe AFM demonstrating films to be highly resistive. These findings improve our understanding of the chemistry and mechanisms involved in hBN growth on metal surfaces by MOCVD. View Full-Text
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Siegel, G.; Gryzbowcki, G.; Hilton, A.; Muratore, C.; Snure, M. Growth of Multi-Layer hBN on Ni(111) Substrates via MOCVD. Crystals 2019, 9, 339.
Siegel G, Gryzbowcki G, Hilton A, Muratore C, Snure M. Growth of Multi-Layer hBN on Ni(111) Substrates via MOCVD. Crystals. 2019; 9(7):339.Chicago/Turabian Style
Siegel, Gene; Gryzbowcki, Gordon; Hilton, Albert; Muratore, Christopher; Snure, Michael. 2019. "Growth of Multi-Layer hBN on Ni(111) Substrates via MOCVD." Crystals 9, no. 7: 339.
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