Engineers create double layer of borophene: New material maintains borophene’s electronic properties, offers new advantages

For the first time, Northwestern University engineers have created a double layer of atomically flat borophene, a feat that defies the natural tendency of boron to form non-planar clusters beyond the single-atomic-layer limit. Although known for its promising electronic properties, borophene -- a single-atom-layer-thick sheet of boron -- is challenging to synthesize. Unlike its analog…
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