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The birth of bilayer borophene

Bilayer borophene, predicted to be stabilized by interlayer linkages, has now been grown by molecular beam epitaxy on copper and silver surfaces in two independent studies. The growth substrate and temperature are found to influence the lattice structures formed.

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Fig. 1: Borophene bilayers grown on copper and silver surfaces.

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Ebrahimi, M. The birth of bilayer borophene. Nat. Chem. 14, 3–4 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-021-00868-y

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