Tungsten Diboride: Preparation and Structure

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Science  07 Jan 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3706, pp. 75
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3706.75


A new tungsten boride has been prepared and has been assigned the formula WB2. The assignment is based on comparison of the x-ray diffraction data of this boride with those of diborides of the AlB2 type structure. Values of a0 = 3.02 and c0 = 3.05 were calculated for a hexagonal unit cell.