Sounds good except this is the beginning. Work on Graphene has now been underway for around fifteen years and it has actually gone well.
I am more encouraged to see that we are clearly expanding to other elements to achieve similar breakthroughs. Some day we will be able to code an atom so that it will connect to a specific atom on a working substrate. Turn that now into any such atom.
It will take directed coding and we are still a long way away..
Sorry, graphene—borophene is the new wonder material that’s got everyone excited
Stronger and more flexible than graphene, a single-atom layer of boron could revolutionize sensors, batteries, and catalytic chemistry.
by Emerging Technology from the arXiv
April 5, 2019
The reason for the excitement is the extraordinary range of applications that borophene looks good for. Electrochemists think borophene could become the anode material in a new generation of more powerful lithium-ion batteries. Chemists are entranced by its catalytic capabilities. And physicists are testing its abilities as a sensor to detect numerous kinds of atoms and molecules.