Boron Isotope Effect on the Thermal Conductivity of Boron Arsenide Single Crystals
Author(s)Sun, H; Chen, K; Gamage, GA; Ziyaee, H; Wang, F; Wang, Y; Hadjiev, VG; Tian, F; Chen, G; Ren, Z; ... Show more Show less
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© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Boron arsenide (BAs) with a zinc blende structure has recently been discovered to exhibit unusual and ultrahigh thermal conductivity (κ), providing a new outlook for research on BAs and other high thermal conductivity materials. Technology for BAs crystal growth has been continuously improving; however, the influence of boron isotopes, pure or mixed, on the thermal conductivity in BAs is still not completely clear. Here we report detailed studies on the growth of single crystals of BAs with different isotopic ratios and demonstrate that the κ of isotopically pure BAs is at least 10% higher than that of BAs grown from natural B. Raman spectroscopy characterization shows differences in scattering among various BAs samples. The presented results will be helpful in guiding further studies on the influence of isotopes on optimizing κ in BAs.
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