New boron based nanostructured materials

Journal of Chemical Physics 110, 3176 - 3185 (1999)

New boron based nanostructured materials

I. Boustani, A. Quandt, E. Hernández, A. Rubio

Based on a series of ab initio studies we have pointed out the remarkable structural stability of nanotubular and quasiplanar boron clusters, and postulated the existence of novel layered, tubular, and quasicrystalline boron solids built from elemental subunits. The present study illustrates and predicts qualitative structural and electronic properties for various models of nanotubular and layered boron solids, and compares them to well-known tubular and layered forms of pure carbon and mixed boron compounds.

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