On the hardness of a new boron phase, orthorhombic γ-B28
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Measurements of the hardness of a new high-pressure boron phase, orthorhombic γ-B28, are reported. According to the data obtained, γ-B28 has the highest hardness (∼ 50 GPa) of all known crystal-line modifications of boron.
Key wordsorthorhombic boron hardness
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