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ATEM-EELS study of new diamond-like phases in the B–C–N system

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Novel ternary diamond-like phases of the B–C–N system were synthesized at pressures up to 30 GPa and temperatures up to 3500 K by static and dynamic compression of graphite-like BN–C solid solutions. The structure and properties of these new phases were studied using analytical transmission electron microscopy (ATEM), electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and powder X-ray diffraction. Our results reveal that B, C and N atoms are homogeneously distributed over the crystal lattices of the B–C–N phases under study without forming superstructures. All ternary diamond-like B–C–N phases indicate a clear tendency to decompose at high temperatures because of supersaturation of diamond in the BN component.

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The article was received on 09 Jul 2002, accepted on 16 Aug 2002 and first published on 17 Sep 2002

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B206691B
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2002,4, 5183-5188

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    ATEM-EELS study of new diamond-like phases in the B–C–N system

    F. Langenhorst and V. L. Solozhenko, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2002, 4, 5183
    DOI: 10.1039/B206691B

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