Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

June 2000


United States Patent Number: 6,077,617


Disclosed is a system made by a method for depositing rare-earth boride onto the surface of a substrate which is submerged in an organic solution of borane and a rare-earth halide. Application of electromagnetic radiation, preferably in the visible wavelength range, through a mask near the surface of the submerged substrate, drives the formation and deposition of rare-earth boride onto a substrate in desired patterns.

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