High Pressure Yields Novel Single-element Boron 'Compound'

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 18:35 in Physics & Chemistry

Scientists have found the first case of an ionic crystal consisting of just one chemical element -- boron. This is the densest and hardest known phase of this element. The new phase turned out to be a key to understanding the phase diagram of boron -- the only element for which the phase diagram was unknown since its discovery 200 years ago.

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