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Observation of ‘hidden’ planar defects in boron carbide nanowires and identification of their orientations

Zhe Guan1, Baobao Cao1, Yang Yang2, Youfei Jiang1, Deyu Li2 and Terry T Xu1*

  • * Corresponding author: Terry T Xu ttxu@uncc.edu

  • † Equal contributors

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA

2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2014, 9:30  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-9-30

Published: 15 January 2014

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