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Novel precursors for boron nanotubes: The competition of two-center and three-center bonding in boron sheets

Tang, Hui and Ismail-Beigi, Sohrab (2007) Novel precursors for boron nanotubes: The competition of two-center and three-center bonding in boron sheets. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 99 (11).

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Official URL: http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.115...

Abstract

We present a new class of boron sheets, composed of triangular and hexagonal motifs, that are more stable than structures considered to date and thus are likely to be the precursors of boron nanotubes. We describe a simple and clear picture of electronic bonding in boron sheets and highlight the importance of three-center bonding and its competition with two-center bonding, which can also explain the stability of recently discovered boron fullerenes. Our findings call for reconsideration of the literature on boron sheets, nanotubes, and clusters.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:3249
Deposited By:Anuj Seth
Deposited On:13 Jan 2009 16:49
Last Modified:13 Jan 2009 16:49

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