Iron tetraboride

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Iron tetraboride
IUPAC name
Iron tetraboride
Molar mass 99.0920 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Iron tetraboride (FeB4) is a superhard superconductor (Tc < 3K) consisting of iron and boron. Iron tetraboride does not occur in nature and can be created synthetically.[1][2] Its molecular structure was predicted using computer models.[3]

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  1. ^ Gou, Huiyang (18 April 2013). "Discovery of a superhard iron tetraboride superconductor". Physical Review Letters. 111. arXiv:1304.5106. Bibcode:2013PhRvL.111o7002G. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.157002.
  2. ^ Gou, Huiyang; Dubrovinskaia, Natalia; Bykova, Elena; Tsirlin, Alexander A.; Kasinathan, Deepa; Schnelle, Walter; Richter, Asta; Merlini, Marco; Hanfland, Michael; Abakumov, Artem M.; Batuk, Dmitry; Van Tendeloo, Gustaaf; Nakajima, Yoichi; Kolmogorov, Aleksey N.; Dubrovinsky, Leonid (11 October 2013). "Discovery of a Superhard Iron Tetraboride Superconductor". Physical Review Letters. 111 (157002): 157002. arXiv:1304.5106. Bibcode:2013PhRvL.111o7002G. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.157002. PMID 24160619. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  3. ^ Rachel Coker (8 October 2013). "First Computer-Designed Superconductor Created". ScienceDaily. Retrieved 25 November 2013.

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