Superconductivity in Boron

  title={Superconductivity in Boron},
  author={Mikhail I. Eremets and Viktor V. Struzhkin and Ho-kwang Mao and Russell J. Hemley},
  pages={272 - 274}
Metals formed from light elements are predicted to exhibit intriguing states of electronic order. Of these materials, those containing boron are of considerable current interest because of their relatively high superconducting temperatures. We have investigated elemental boron to very high pressure using diamond anvil cell electrical conductivity techniques. We find that boron transforms from a nonmetal to a superconductor at about 160 gigapascals (GPa). The critical temperature of the… 
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