Carrier doping into boron nanobelts by neutron transmutation

Kazuhiro Kirihara, Yoshiki Shimizu, Yoichi Yamada, Fumitaka Esaka, Takeshi Sasaki, Naoto Koshizaki, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Shin Ichi Shamoto, Kaoru Kimura

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We report the effects of a neutron-capture reaction of isotope B 10 on the structure and electrical transport of B 10 -enriched single-crystalline boron nanobelts. Partial amorphization, particularly at the surface of the nanobelt, was observed after thermal neutron irradiation with a dose of 2× 10 19 cm-2. Carrier doping into the nanobelts by neutron transmutation is expected after postannealing. The change in conductance is discussed based on the distribution of localized states in the band gap of α -tetragonal boron.

Original languageEnglish
Article number212105
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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