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Published in Materials Letters 63:1 (January 15, 2009), pp. 72-74; doi: 10.1016/j.matlet.2008.09.004 Copyright © 2008 Elsevier B.V. Used by permission.


The introduction metallocenes, in particular ferrocene (Fe(η5-C5H5)2), cobaltocene (Co(η5-C5H5)2), and nickelocene (Ni(η5-C5H5)2), together with the carborane source molecule closo-1,2-dicarbadodecaborane, during plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition, will result in the transition metal doping of semiconducting boron carbides. Here we report using ferrocene to introduce Fe dop¬ants, and a semiconducting boron-carbide homojunction has been fabricated. The diode characteristics are very similar to those fabricated with Co and Ni doping.

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