Surface studies of (111) facets of cBN mini-crystals

Citation
Wm. Lau et al., Surface studies of (111) facets of cBN mini-crystals, SURF INT AN, 27(8), 1999, pp. 698-704
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics
Journal title
SURFACE AND INTERFACE ANALYSIS
ISSN journal
0142-2421 → ACNP
Volume
27
Issue
8
Year of publication
1999
Pages
698 - 704
Database
ISI
SICI code
0142-2421(199908)27:8<698:SSO(FO>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Abstract
Surface analysis techniques, including x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy wit h small-spot analysis (down to 100 mu m(2)) capabilities, field emission sc anning Auger microscopy, electron energy-loss spectroscopy in association w ith these two techniques and micro-Raman spectroscopy, have been used to co llect surface information on specific facets of commercially available subm illimetre-sized cubic boron nitride (cBN) crystals. With the freedom of cho osing a specific Facet with a known orientation relative to the probing bea m and detector, it is possible to obtain accurate information on the surfac e compositional structure of a cBN crystal before and after a surface react ion. Copyright (C) 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.