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Today, we will look at whether boron is the new carbon.
Hexagonal boron nitride, a single substance material called white graphene, is highly versatile. It has similar properties to carbon-based graphite in terms of molecular weight and strength and has a transparent appearance.
It's used in multiple applications, ranging from electrical insulation to cosmetics. Researchers are now saying that given its properties and versatility, the compound is a potential successor to carbon in nanotube science.