Zaikina publishes in high-impact journal

October 23, 2019
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TOC figureThe Zaikina group and a diverse team of collaborators, from 4 continents, recently published a paper in the high-impact journal Angewandte Chemie.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/anie.201907499

Using methods of computational chemistry, they theoretically predicted and then synthesized novel lithium nickel borides with unique layered structures. Their structures are composed of [NiB] layers with different topologies alternating with layers of Li cations. These compounds are ultimate precursors for further exfoliation to generate 2D transition-metal borides, known as MBenes.