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Experimental Substantiation of the “Energy Landscape Concept” for Solids: Synthesis of a New Modification of LiBr



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Global exploration of the energy landscape of lithium bromide led to the prediction of a new, metastable polymorph, β-LiBr (wurtzite structure type), which has now been synthesized (see E/V plot for comparison of polymorphs). Single-phase thick films of β-LiBr were obtained at −50 °C and 2.3×10−4 mbar using the low-temperature-deposition technique.

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