A group of scientists have developed a new material borane based on boron and hydrogen, and has significant technical applications
Maybe you know that graphene, a carbon material, is very durable and has interesting properties for electronics and industry. Now he has a company.Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with Northwestern University and the University of Florida, created a A new ultra-fine material called borane.
Borophan is a very fine material: its thickness is less than nanometers, that is, less than one millionth of a millimeter. Using this material, you can create nanosheets, wide sheets and long sheets, but only a few atoms in thickness. Its stability and nano-electric properties make it an ideal choice for future electronic equipment, solar cells, batteries and medical equipment.
Boron benzene was once developed. This material consists of only one atom-thick boron sheet and was synthesized for the first time in 2015. However, boronbenzene is difficult to prepare. When it comes in contact with air, boronbenzene will react, become unstable, and change shape. All these problems have been solved with borane.
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Northwestern University professor Mark Hersam (Mark Hersam) and his colleagues discovered that mixing borane with hydrogen forms borane. The product is more stable and easy to manage.
Nanoscientist Pierre Darancet explained that it is also possible to grow boronbenzene on a silver substrate and then expose it to hydrogen to form borane. The final structure is stable enough to be integrated with other materials to obtain new properties.
Researchers believe that this material is stronger than steel and has a wider range of uses, which may be the key to the development of new technologies such as optical computers.