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Deciphering the mystery of hexagon holes in an all-boron graphene α-sheet

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Abstract

Boron could be the next element after carbon capable of forming 2D-materials similar to graphene. Theoretical calculations predict that the most stable planar all-boron structure is the so-called α-sheet. The mysterious structure of the α-sheet with peculiar distribution of filled and empty hexagons is rationalized in terms of chemical bonding. We show that the hexagon holes serve as scavengers of extra electrons from the filled hexagons. This work could advance rational design of all-boron nanomaterials.

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The article was received on 20 Feb 2011, accepted on 03 May 2011 and first published on 20 May 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP20439D
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011,13, 11575-11578
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    Deciphering the mystery of hexagon holes in an all-boron graphene α-sheet

    T. R. Galeev, Q. Chen, J. Guo, H. Bai, C. Miao, H. Lu, A. P. Sergeeva, S. Li and A. I. Boldyrev, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 11575
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CP20439D

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