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Growth of single-layer boron nitride dome-shaped nanostructures catalysed by iron clusters

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Abstract

We report on the growth and formation of single-layer boron nitride dome-shaped nanostructures mediated by small iron clusters located on flakes of hexagonal boron nitride. The nanostructures were synthesized in situ at high temperature inside a transmission electron microscope while the e-beam was blanked. The formation process, typically originating at defective step-edges on the boron nitride support, was investigated using a combination of transmission electron microscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy and computational modelling. Computational modelling showed that the domes exhibit a nanotube-like structure with flat circular caps and that their stability was comparable to that of a single boron nitride layer.

Graphical abstract: Growth of single-layer boron nitride dome-shaped nanostructures catalysed by iron clusters

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The article was received on 28 Apr 2016, accepted on 22 Jul 2016 and first published on 27 Jul 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6NR03474H
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Citation: Nanoscale, 2016,8, 15079-15085
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    Growth of single-layer boron nitride dome-shaped nanostructures catalysed by iron clusters

    A. L. Torre, E. H. Åhlgren, M. W. Fay, F. Ben Romdhane, S. T. Skowron, C. Parmenter, A. J. Davies, J. Jouhannaud, G. Pourroy, A. N. Khlobystov, P. D. Brown, E. Besley and F. Banhart, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 15079
    DOI: 10.1039/C6NR03474H

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