Borates could be a competitor to graphene

By Nilima Choudhury
Published: Tuesday, 28 January 2014

US researchers say “brophene” could surpass nanocarbon on strength and conductivity

Researchers from Brown University, US, have shown experimentally that a boron-based competitor to graphene is a very real possibility. Graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice, has been heralded as a wonder material because it is stronger than steel and conducts electricity better than copper. ...

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