Borophene and borospherene

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Borophene and borospherene

Postby DeltaV » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:58 pm

http://phys.org/news/2014-01-graphene-like-material-boron-possibility.html#inlRlv
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The boron-boron bond is very strong, nearly as strong as the carbon-carbon bond. So borophene should be very strong. Its electrical properties may be even more interesting. Borophene is predicted to be fully metallic, whereas graphene is a semi-metal. That means borophene might end up being a better conductor than graphene.


http://phys.org/news/2014-07-boron-buckyball.html#ajTabs
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As for possible uses for borospherene, it's a little too early to tell, Wang says. One possibility, he points out, could be hydrogen storage. Because of the electron deficiency of boron, borospherene would likely bond well with hydrogen. So tiny boron cages could serve as safe houses for hydrogen molecules.

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Re: Borophene and borospherene

Postby DeltaV » Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:10 pm

Some possible, though unlikely, uses:
- Consumable magrid ribbon coils for a p-11B reactor. Continual ribbon replenishment.
- "Molecular" Polywell that collides H-filled 11B "cages" instead of individual ions.

Interesting how the Boron buckyball sort of resembles a hexahedral magrid...

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Re: Borophene and borospherene

Postby kunkmiester » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:17 am

If boron can do the same 4 bond structure as carbon, you could make boron nanotubes, right?
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