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Borophene is atomically thin crystalline form of the element boron, in other words it is a two-dimensional allotrope of boron and is also known as the boron layer. Borophene first predicted theoretically in the mid-1990s, and in 2015 different borophene structures were produced in the laboratory for the first time and theories were proven(1).

Borophene considered as the new wonder material in academic environment, because of extraordinary properties and revolution potential in areas such as sensors, batteries, electronics and so on. It is stronger and more flexible than graphene and optical- mechanical properties modifiable according to its atomic arrangement.

Borophene Production in SUNUM

SUNUM has been producing free standing borophene in nano dispersion form with different organic solvents. Distance between atoms in produced borophene are 0.3-0.5 nanometers. SUNUM is able to produce borophene in standardized manner according to application area.
In addition to borophene production, SUNUM has the required infrastructure for product trials in energy - micro/nano sensors - composites and other application areas

Borophene Application Areas

Borophene Batteries : It has been determined that it can be used as an anode material in alkali metal ion batteries and lithium sulfur batteries. Borophene has energy storage value close to 5 times compared to the widely used graphite. It is incredibly light and reactive, making it a good option for increasing the efficiency of rechargeable batteries.

Hydrogen Storage: It forms cations that can bind multiple hydrogen molecules with their filling energies, which is an excellent property for H2 storage applications. Borophene can store more than 15% of its weight in hydrogen and also split water into hydrogen and oxygen ions.

Micro-Nano Sensors: Due to its superconductivity and heat conduction, borophene is predicted that it will be used as the new super material to replace graphene in micro-nano sensors.

Laser Shield: Thanks to the "electron deficiency" feature of the boron element, a passive protection system can be developed against laser guided weapon systems.

Composites : With its stronger mechanical properties than graphene, it has a high potential for use in composite materials and armors.

Textile & Bendable Screens: Due to its high flexibility, it is foreseen to be used in military textiles and bendable screens.

Circuit Boards: It is a new alternative for Printed Circuit Boards-PCB / Flexible Printed Circuit Board production due to its structural flexibility.

Borophene Partnership Opportunites

SUNUM with the mission of providing global nano-technological solutions to societal challenges, is open to collaboration and long term strategic partnerships. Considering borophene’s unique properties and the wide range of potential application area, partnership opportunities are given below :

  • Academic partnership
  • Product development with R&D groups
  • Joint investment for mass production
  • Start-up & spin-off advising & material support

Whether you are an academician seeking for an expert project partner in nanotechnology or an industry expert looking for a solution, we are here to collaborate!

1) 2D Boron: Boraphene, Borophene, Boronene, Iwao Matsuda - Kehui Wu - Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

Properties of Borophene

  • Suitable for use in batteries
  • Ultra strong mechanical properties
  • High Thermal conductivity
  • Superconductivity & Optical conductivity
  • Flexibility
  • Lightest elemental Dirac material
  • Anisotropic mechanical & optical properties
  • Anisotropic optical properties
  • Impressive electronic mobility
  • Remarkable Young’s modulus
  • Excellent hydrogen storage capabilities
  • Excellent drug loading capacity
  • Remarkable photothermal properties
  • Particular tractability and good biocompatibility
  • Lower mass density than other 2D materials

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