Flat boron is a (cold!) superconductor

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Flat boron is a (cold!) superconductor

Postby DeltaV » Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:09 am

Flat boron is a superconductor
http://phys.org/news/2016-03-flat-boron-superconductor.html

Superconductivity in two-dimensional boron allotropes
http://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevB.93.014502

Have ribbons of this stuff (refined to be mostly 11Boron) running through liquid hydrogen for cooling, and collecting the 'p' in p-11B, then on into the fusion core, the coil loops arranged polyhedrally, edge-on to the core flux and refreshed by continual motion, with the 'burning' ribbon tips feeding into the center after passing the current pick-off rollers.

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