Advanced Functional Materials

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March 22, 2002

Cubic boron nitride...

...is second only in hardness to diamond. A two-step process designed by Zhang et al. to optimize the nucleation and growth of cubic BN is presented. Chemical vapor deposition is used in combination with fluorine (which acts as etchant) to prepare cBN films with improved crystallinity and crystal size. (April 18; Adv. Funct. Mater. 2002, 12, pp. 250-254)

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