Functional materials based on Borophene. 01/10/2022 - 31/03/2023


Stronger, lighter and more flexible than graphene, but with same planar structure, borophene holds promise revolutionize batteries, electronics, sensors, photovoltaics, spintronics, and quantum computing. Borophene is already proven as a catalyst used in hydrogen evolution, oxygen reduction, electrochemical reduction, possesses high hydrogen storage capacity due to the boron atom's low mass, and can be used for developing gas sensors. However, the use of borophene in functional materials is lagging behind, mainly because borophene oxidizes immediately upon exposure to air, making it nonconductive and ruining other potentially useful functional properties. On that front, it was recently shown that adatoms (such as hydrogen) stabilize borophene, and that its high reactivity can be impeded in bilayer or stacked borophene structures. In this project, we therefore exploren exactly the latter structures, i.e. doped mono- and bilayer borophenes, selectively functionalized or intercalated towards advanced electronic, magnetic, and superconducting properties, stable outside the vacuum chamber and not chemically active, making them applicable in emergent technology of the 21st century.


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