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Graphene-like boron is stabilized by hydrogen, paving the way for practical applications – Physics World –

Analogue to graphane could be used in batteries and quantum computers



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Thin yet stable: ball and stick illustration showing the arrangement of boron atoms (blue) and hydrogen atoms (red) in borophane. (Courtesy: Mark Hersham/Northwestern University)
Borophene a sheet of boron just one atom thick can be stabilized in air by bonding its atoms with hydrogen, researchers in the US have discovered. The new technique was developed Mark Hersam at Northwestern University and colleagues, who found that hydrogenated sheets of borophene (called borophane) oxidized far more slowly…

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