Scientists Create Atomically Thin Metallic Boron "Borophene"

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story imageA team of scientists has, for the first time, created a two-dimensional sheet of boron. This new 2D material is named as borophene.

Scientists have been interested in two-dimensional materials for their unique characteristics, particularly involving their electronic properties. Borophene is an unusual material because it shows many metallic properties at the nanoscale even though three-dimensional, or bulk, boron is nonmetallic and semiconducting.

Re: Atomically thin != 2D (Score: 1)

by on 2016-02-18 08:40 (#14AWN)

Dimensionally speaking, yes, it is 3D. Structurally speaking however, it is a 2D arrangement. Just like a matrix.
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