The recent synthesis of borophene, a one-atom thick 2D crystal of boron, has brought forward a major missing piece of the 2D construction game: a stable metallic 2D material. Thanks to its exotic properties, borophene could lead to numerous applications such as efficient, flexible and transparent electronics, opto-electronic devices, or dense ionic batteries. But the current synthesis method is extremely delicate and costly, and borophene research is for now limited. With this ANR proposal, I want to overcome this hurdle through an innovative chemical synthesis, and then to initiate the valorisation of the obtained samples. The synthesis of large scale (centimetric) samples would allow performing an in-depth study of the physico-chemical properties of these new materials, unlocking the great potential of borophene – for which most properties are still exciting theoretical predictions.
Monsieur Colin BOUSIGE (LABORATOIRE DES MULTIMATERIAUX ET INTERFACES)
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LMI LABORATOIRE DES MULTIMATERIAUX ET INTERFACES
Help of the ANR 254,435 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: October 2021 - 48 Months