Synthesis of borophenes

Anisotropic, two-dimensional boron polymorphs

Andrew J. Mannix, Xiang Feng Zhou, Brian Kiraly, Joshua D. Wood, Diego Alducin, Benjamin D. Myers, Xiaolong Liu, Brandon L. Fisher, Ulises Santiago, Jeffrey R. Guest, Miguel Jose Yacaman, Arturo Ponce, Artem R. Oganov, Mark C Hersam, Nathan P. Guisinger

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Abstract

At the atomic-cluster scale, pure boron is markedly similar to carbon, forming simple planar molecules and cage-like fullerenes.Theoretical studies predict that two-dimensional (2D) boron sheets will adopt an atomic configuration similar to that of boron atomic clusters.We synthesized atomically thin, crystalline 2D boron sheets (i.e., borophene) on silver surfaces under ultrahigh-vacuum conditions. Atomic-scale characterization, supported by theoretical calculations, revealed structures reminiscent of fused boron clusters with multiple scales of anisotropic, out-of-plane buckling. Unlike bulk boron allotropes, borophene shows metallic characteristics that are consistent with predictions of a highly anisotropic, 2D metal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1513-1516
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume350
Issue number6267
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 18 2015

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Mannix, A. J., Zhou, X. F., Kiraly, B., Wood, J. D., Alducin, D., Myers, B. D., ... Guisinger, N. P. (2015). Synthesis of borophenes: Anisotropic, two-dimensional boron polymorphs. Science, 350(6267), 1513-1516. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aad1080

Synthesis of borophenes : Anisotropic, two-dimensional boron polymorphs. / Mannix, Andrew J.; Zhou, Xiang Feng; Kiraly, Brian; Wood, Joshua D.; Alducin, Diego; Myers, Benjamin D.; Liu, Xiaolong; Fisher, Brandon L.; Santiago, Ulises; Guest, Jeffrey R.; Yacaman, Miguel Jose; Ponce, Arturo; Oganov, Artem R.; Hersam, Mark C; Guisinger, Nathan P.

In: Science, Vol. 350, No. 6267, 18.12.2015, p. 1513-1516.

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Mannix, AJ, Zhou, XF, Kiraly, B, Wood, JD, Alducin, D, Myers, BD, Liu, X, Fisher, BL, Santiago, U, Guest, JR, Yacaman, MJ, Ponce, A, Oganov, AR, Hersam, MC & Guisinger, NP 2015, 'Synthesis of borophenes: Anisotropic, two-dimensional boron polymorphs', Science, vol. 350, no. 6267, pp. 1513-1516. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aad1080
Mannix AJ, Zhou XF, Kiraly B, Wood JD, Alducin D, Myers BD et al. Synthesis of borophenes: Anisotropic, two-dimensional boron polymorphs. Science. 2015 Dec 18;350(6267):1513-1516. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aad1080
Mannix, Andrew J. ; Zhou, Xiang Feng ; Kiraly, Brian ; Wood, Joshua D. ; Alducin, Diego ; Myers, Benjamin D. ; Liu, Xiaolong ; Fisher, Brandon L. ; Santiago, Ulises ; Guest, Jeffrey R. ; Yacaman, Miguel Jose ; Ponce, Arturo ; Oganov, Artem R. ; Hersam, Mark C ; Guisinger, Nathan P. / Synthesis of borophenes : Anisotropic, two-dimensional boron polymorphs. In: Science. 2015 ; Vol. 350, No. 6267. pp. 1513-1516.
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