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Thread #59418   Message #2199217
Posted By: Amos
21-Nov-07 - 10:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
In other news of great import:

"The ground state of the triangular boron lattice is electronically degenerate. The degeneracy is lifted, and the energy thus lowered, when the sheet buckles slightly. Before Tang and Ismail-Beigi's work, the buckled triangular lattice was the 2D boron-sheet structure with the lowest known energy. Researchers figured that boron nanotubes would be made of rolled-up pieces of the buckled triangular lattice, with the buckles running either parallel to the length of the tube or in helices around it. Calculations showed such structures to be stable."