Scientists discover a long-sought-after nitrogen allotrope in black phosphorus structure

A long-sought-after black phosphous-structured (BP) nitrogen was synthesized by an international team co-led by Dr. Ho-Kwang Mao and Dr. Huiyang Gou from the Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR) and Prof. Yansun Yao from the University of Saskatchewan. This finding provides prospects for a new direction of nitrogen-based two-dimensional materials. The results were recently published in Science Advances.