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When defects are not defects

Line defects in two-dimensional borophene can self-assemble into new crystalline phases, blurring the distinctions between perfect and defective crystal.

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Fig. 1: Borophene line defects and their self-assembly into new phases.

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Krasheninnikov, A.V. When defects are not defects. Nature Mater 17, 757–758 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-018-0153-y

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