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Computational Alchemy: The Rational Design of New Superhard Materials
First--principles electronic structure calculations have been
performed to help identify and direct the synthesis of new
superhard compounds. An improved figure of merit for hardness is
identified and used to show that carbon nitrides are not likely
to be harder than diamond.