Researchers from Brown University have found evidence for a theoretical material they call “borophene” — a boron-based competitor to graphene.
Boron is carbon’s neighbor on the periodic table. Borophene has 36 boron atoms in a flat disc with a hexagonal hole in the middle.
Borophene is predicted to be fully metallic, whereas graphene is a semi-metal. That means borophene might end up being a better conductor… read more