Volume 94 Issue 43 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: October 31, 2016 | Web Date: October 28, 2016

First-ever solid-state iron-bismuth compound created

Elusive species completes iron pnictide series
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: Inorganic chemistry, materials, pnictide, superconductor, magnetic

The first-ever solid-state material reported to contain iron-bismuth bonds, FeBi2, has been prepared by a team led by Danna E. Freedman of Northwestern University (ACS Cent. Sci. 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00287).

Iron and bismuth each react with multiple elements across the periodic table but are largely immiscible with each other, despite the fact that iron readily combines with all of the other group 15 elements to form superconducting . . .

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