Atomically thin hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) is investigated using aberration-corrected ultra-high resolution electron microscopy under 80 kV electron beam. This study focuses on the in situ formation, growth and migration of vacancies in h-BN. This study also reveals interaction dynamics of edges and vacancies with adatoms and molecules under the electron beam. According to this investigation, boron monovacancies migrate through their second neighbor to reduce the surface energy of the membrane.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics