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New stable Re-B phases for ultra-hard materials

TitleNew stable Re-B phases for ultra-hard materials
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsZhao, X, Nguyen, MC, Wang, CZ, Ho, KM
JournalJournal of Physics-Condensed Matter
Date Published11
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0953-8984
Accession NumberWOS:000343796200007
Keywordsambient-pressure, augmented-wave method, Borides, First-principles calculations, Genetic algorithm, rhenium boride, stability, superconductivity, superhard rhenium diboride, ultra-hard materials

calculations indicate that the low-energy structures obtained in our search are mechanically and dynamically stable and are promising targets as new ultra-hard materials.

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