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Chemical vapor deposition of boron nitride using premixed borontrichloride and ammonia

  • Vladimir Pavlović (a1), Horst-Rainer Kötter (a1) and Christoph Meixner (a1)


Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of boron nitride (BN) is most readily performed using BCl3 and NH3, which are brought into the deposition zone through two separate tubes. This causes some problems: inadequate mixing leading to a nonuniform deposit, formation of solid intermediates, etc. To avoid these problems, the process was performed by mixing BCl3 and NH3 at elevated temperatures (120–220 °C) prior to entering the deposition zone. The reaction between them took place by the forming of volatile stoichiometric B–N compounds (trichloroborazine and iminochloroborane), which were then transported through a single tube into a deposition zone. The resulting deposit was found to be hexagonal boron nitride.



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Journal of Materials Research
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