Selective area laser-induced deposition of rare earth hexaborides from solution

Z. C. Zhong, P. A. Dowben, David J Sellmyer

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Abstract

We have developed a novel technique for the selective area deposition of rare earth hexaborides: laser-induced solution deposition (LISD). This technique is both simple and efficient and combines many advantages of both chemical vapor deposition and electrolyses deposition. We show that the deposition of polycrystalline thin films of rare earth hexaborides and sub-borides such as GdB6, GdB4, and GdB2 is possible through the light initiated chemical reaction of nido-decaborane (B10H14) and gadolinium chloride in solution. These films grow with a strong texture axis and a morphology that is dependent both on the choice of solvents and wavelengths used in LISD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-324
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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Rare earths
rare earth elements
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Boron Compounds
borides
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Electrolysis
Chemical reactions
Chemical vapor deposition
chemical reactions
textures
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chlorides
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Keywords

  • Laser-induced deposition from solution
  • Rare earth hexaborides
  • Selective-area deposition
  • Thermionic emitters
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Selective area laser-induced deposition of rare earth hexaborides from solution. / Zhong, Z. C.; Dowben, P. A.; Sellmyer, David J.

In: Materials Letters, Vol. 37, No. 6, 01.01.1998, p. 320-324.

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