The Boron Buckyball has an Unexpected Th Symmetry

  title={The Boron Buckyball has an Unexpected Th Symmetry},
  author={Gopinadhanpillai Gopakumar and Minh Tho Nguyen and Arnout Ceulemans},
  journal={Chemical Physics Letters},

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