Visualizing the mixed bonding properties of liquid boron with high-resolution X-ray Compton scattering

J. T. Okada, P. H.L. Sit, Y. Watanabe, B. Barbiellini, T. Ishikawa, Y. J. Wang, M. Itou, Y. Sakurai, A. Bansil, R. Ishikawa, M. Hamaishi, P. F. Paradis, K. Kimura, T. Ishikawa, S. Nanao

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Abstract

Bonding characteristics of liquid boron at 2500 K are studied by using high-resolution Compton scattering. An excellent agreement is found between the measurements and the corresponding Car-Parrinello molecular dynamics simulations. Covalent bond pairs are clearly shown to dominate in liquid boron along with the coexistence of diffuse pairs. Our study reveals the complex bonding pattern of liquid boron and gives insight into the unusual properties of this high-temperature liquid.

Original languageEnglish
Article number177401
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume114
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 28
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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