Though they're touted as ideal for electronics, two-dimensional materials like graphene may be too flat and hard to stretch to serve in flexible, wearable devices. "Wavy" borophene might be better, according to Rice University scientists.
Flexible, wearable electronics may benefit from graphene microsupercapacitors infused with boron and made with a common laser.
Physicists detail several possible routes to the creation of two-dimensional sheets of boron. They say such sheets would be more conductive than graphene and thus useful in electronic applications.
(Rice University) Researchers at Rice, Northwestern and Argonne National Laboratory suggest two-dimensional boron may be suitable for flexible electronics.
Nanoscale "rivets" give graphene qualities that may speed the wonder material's adoption in products like flexible, transparent electronics, according to researchers at Rice University. The Rice lab of chemist James Tour reported th...