intermetalloider Cluster (CuBi8)3+ © Maximilian Knies, Martin Kaiser

Novel bonding situation between copper and bismuth

Copper and bismuth typically form binary compounds only under extreme conditions. However, we recently succeeded in synthesizing the intermetalloid cluster (CuBi8)3+ under mild reaction conditions.

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Maximilian Knies © Ilona Salzmann