Journal of Superhard Materials

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 147–148 | Cite as

On melting of boron subnitride B13N2 under pressure

Letters to the Editor


Melting of rhombohedral boron subnitride B13N2 has been studied in situ at pressures to 8 GPa using synchrotron X-ray diffraction and electrical resistivity measurements. It has been found that above 2.6 GPa B13N2 melts incongruently, and the melting curve exhibits positive slope of 31(3) K/GPa that points to a lower density of the melt as compared to the solid phase.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LSPM–CNRS, Université Paris NordVilletaneuseFrance

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