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Ionic Boron

Posted by David Bradley on February 4th, 2009

Ionic boronChemistry textbooks will tell you that you need at least two different elements to produce an ionic material. So, what to make of a paper in the journal Nature by Artem Oganov of the Swiss research center, ETH Zurich, and colleagues have simulated a superhard form of boron that contains ionic bonds.

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