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Researchers discover boron ‘buckyball’ (Image 1)


08/18/2017 01:08 PM EDT

The "borospherene"

The carbon buckyball has a boron cousin — the “borospherene.” In a borospherene, a cluster for 40 boron atoms forms a hollow cage-like molecule. [Image 1 of 2 related images. See Image 2.] More about this image Thirty years ago, …

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