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Move over graphene. Borophene is here
« on: April 08, 2019, 09:49:56 PM »
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613267/borophene-the-new-2d-material-taking-chemistry-by-storm/

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The reason for the excitement is the extraordinary range of applications that borophene looks good for. Electrochemists think borophene could become the anode material in a new generation of more powerful lithium-ion batteries. Chemists are entranced by its catalytic capabilities. And physicists are testing its abilities as a sensor to detect numerous kinds of atoms and molecules.

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Re: Move over graphene. Borophene is here
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 09:53:29 PM »
What does Musk say? You know we can't make a move unless Musk blesses it. (hhh, sorta)

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Re: Move over graphene. Borophene is here
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 10:48:51 PM »
He's using it to build a self-driving high-speed vacuum tube train to Mars powered on solar electricity and lithium-ion batteries.

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Re: Move over graphene. Borophene is here
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 12:06:17 AM »
> self-driving high-speed vacuum tube train to Mars

Good! I never did care for that 'space elevator' crap everyone was pushing a few years ago.  Too damn slow.