Julia Chan’s favorite structure is:

YbAlB4

Source: Chem. Mater. 2007, 19, 1918-1922

Why?

β-YbAlB4 is the first example of an Yb-based heavy-fermion superconductor and a unique example of a metal that exhibits a quantum criticality. Discovery possible only with the growth of high quality single crystals!—Julia Chan

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