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Stronger and more flexible than graphene, a single-atom layer of boron could revolutionize sensors, batteries, and catalytic chemistry.


Not so long ago, graphene was the great new wonder material. A super-strong, atom-thick sheet of carbon ďchicken wire,Ē it can form tubes, balls, and other curious shapes. And because it conducts electricity, materials scientists raised the prospect of a new era of graphene-based computer processing and a lucrative graphene chip industry to boot. The European Union invested Ä1 billion to kick-start a graphene industry.


    This brave new graphene-based world has yet to materialize. But it has triggered an interest in other two-dimensional materials. And the most exciting of all is borophene: a single layer of boron atoms that form various crystalline structures.


https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613267/borophene-the-new-2d-material-taking-chemistry-by-storm/?utm_source=pocket-newtab
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