T-Shaped Nets of Antimony Atoms in the Binary Antimonide Hf5Sb9


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T time: The new binary antimonide Hf5Sb9 forms a unique variant of a square-planar net, namely an unprecedented yet simple T-shaped net (see picture, green) formed by antimony atoms (red). The electronic structure and bonding in the solid state are analyzed by theoretical methods.