Since the discovery of graphene (a material with a two-dimensional structure based on carbon) in 2004, scientists have suggested the presence of other materials with similar properties. Theorists predicted that boron could form a two-dimensional material similar to graphene. But experimentally this was confirmed only three years ago. Then the scientists first synthesized Borovan. And now a group of experts from the United States has developed a new technology that may well give impetus to the development of a new type of electronics.
Boroden is a two — dimensional material, presented in the form of thin sheets with a thickness of one atom. It sounds pretty ordinary, if not for its properties. The fact is that in the usual form, the boron atom is a non — metallic semiconductor, but the two-dimensional form is already becoming a metal conductor.
“Baropen structurally similar to graphene and has a hexagonal network of boron atoms on each of the six vertices. However Borovan is characterized in that it periodically has an additional boron atom in the center of the hexagon. The crystal structure tends to be stable when about four of every five Central positions are occupied and one is free. As long as the vacancies are distributed in such a way as to maintain the most stable structure, they can be rebuilt. Because of this flexibility boroden can have multiple configurations.”said Ivan Bozovic, senior researcher at the Brookhaven national Laboratory.
Scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory and Yale University studied the growth of borovina on the silver surface. In the course of a series of transformations they did “too little” morafenobe crystals that are impossible to apply in practice. Then the experts changed the silver on the copper substrate. The resulting crystals were larger and can already be used.
“Modern microchips use single crystals of silicon and other semiconductors. Thanks to Borodino you can increase the size of single crystal domains in a million times. This will create a new generation of electronic devices with high performance.”
The growth of borovina you can see on the video, available below.