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Aromatic cage-like B46: existence of the largest decagonal holes in stable atomic clusters

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The most stable form of B46 has a cage-like structure containing two hexagonal, two heptagonal and two decagonal holes. The intriguing presence of decagonal holes is a remarkable breakthrough since such large holes have never been found before for atomic clusters. This finding not only provides more insights into the growth motif of large-sized boron clusters, but also presents a new family of cage-like boron clusters containing large BN holes with N = 6–10.

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Submitted
09 Mar 2017
Accepted
13 Apr 2017
First published
21 Apr 2017

This article is Open Access

RSC Adv., 2017,7, 22243-22247
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Aromatic cage-like B46: existence of the largest decagonal holes in stable atomic clusters

T. B. Tai and M. T. Nguyen, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 22243
DOI: 10.1039/C7RA02870A

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