Strain-Induced Wurtzite to h-BN Phase Transformation in Zinc Oxide Nanorods
EK Lee and YC Chung, INEC: 2010 3RD INTERNATIONAL NANOELECTRONICS CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2, 1022-1023 (2010).
Atomistic simulations are utilized to demonstrate a strain-induced phase transformation in Zinc Oxide (ZnO) nanowires. The strain-induced transformation occurs by the propagation and annihilation of (0001) planes, and the Wurtzite nanorod is transformed into a hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) phase. Quantitative structural, mechanical and energetic analyses were performed to verify Wurtzite to h-BN transformation during uniaxial tensile test in 1010 direction.
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