This is very cool chemistry.
Boron is the only element for which the ground state is not experimentally known, all well known examples of Boron are compounds. These guys synthesized a new form of boron at high temperatures and pressures and had to use an evolutionary style computer program to determine its form. Its a wild crystalline ionic structure that is almost as hard as diamond. It's crazy - check it out.
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