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Hexaboride Structure

Caption: The researchers have created for the first time compounds made from mixtures of calcium hexaboride, strontium and barium hexaboride. The resulting ceramics are essentially crystalline structures in a cage of boron. To store hydrogen, the researchers would swap the calcium, strontium and boron with hydrogen atoms within the cage.

Credit: Olivia Graeve/Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego

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