This book addresses the development, properties, and applications of atomic-layered boron, or, borophene. The authors explain how borophene was predicted and created before investigating the properties that make it a desirable and useful material. The material is extremely thin and possesses exotic quantum states of new Dirac physics. Applications in superconductivity, plasmonics, and industrial chemical catalysis are examined, along with an examination of the material's unique hydrogen boride and boron nitride forms. Given the varied potential uses for the new-developed borophene, this timely book will be useful to researchers in academia and industry.
About the Author
Iwao Matsuda is an associate professor of the Institute for Solid State Physics in the University of Tokyo. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo, performed his post-doctoral research at the University of Zurich, and then became a research associate at the University of Tokyo. He is the beamline manager at SPring-8 BL07LSU and the Editor-in-Chief of the e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology. His research includes scientific developments on surfaces and in atomic layers. He is the author of many research papers and the main editor on a book on monatomic two-dimensional layers. Kehui Wu is a research group leader in the State Key Laboratory for Surface Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and also a professor of University of CAS. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Physics, CAS in 2000, performed his postdoctoral research at Tohoku University, Japan, and then joined the Institute of Physics, CAS as a professor. His research interests include the growth of low-dimensional materials by molecular beam epitaxy, and atomic level studies by scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy-based techniques. His recent works include experimental discoveries of silicene and 2D boron.