New 2D material could upstage graphene

A new one-atom-thick flat material made up of silicon, boron, and nitrogen can function as a conductor or semiconductor (unlike graphene) and could upstage graphene and advance digital technology, say scientists at the University of Kentucky, Daimler in Germany, and the Institute for Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) in Greece. It uses light, inexpensive earth-abundant elements and is extremely stable, a property many other graphene alternatives lack.