This site needs to be seen:
- Functionalizing graphene by embedded boron clusters
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Quandt, Alexander; Kunstmann, Jens; Ozdogan, Cem; Fehske, Holger
We present results from an ab initio study of B7 clusters implanted into graphene [1,2]. Our model system consists of an alternating chain of quasiplanar B7 clusters. We show that graphene easily accepts these alternating B7-C6 chains and that the implanted boron components may dramatically modify the electronic properties. This suggests that our model system might serve as a blueprint for the controlled layout of graphene based nanodevices, where the semiconducting properties are supplemented by parts of the graphene matrix itself, and the basic metallic wiring is provided by alternating chains of implanted boron clusters.  A. Quandt, C. "Ozdogan, J. Kunstmann, and H. Fehske, Nanotechnology 19, 335707 (2008).  A. Quandt, C. "Ozdogan, J. Kunstmann, and H. Fehske, phys. stat. solidi (b) 245, 2077 (2008).
So this ties together boron and graphene... I still hold that applying boron crystal salts after (or without) oxidizer will peel off rather than help this film.
Can boron get bacteria talking? -- from ScienceDirect.com
about AutoInducer2 :
It is used to signal in quorum sensing...
From: Effects of Exogenous Synthetic Autoinducer-2 on Physiological Behaviors and Proteome of Lactic Acid Bacteria, a study on PubMed.
AI-2 appears to upregulate synthesis of sulfur metabolism in the two tested types of bacteria:
There was no significant influence on biofilm formation and individual morphology of cells upon 60 μM AI-2 addition in E. faecium 8-3 and Lactobacillus fermentum 2-1. However, it improved the acid and alkali resistance of E. faecium 8-3. With the addition of AI-2, 15 differentially expressed proteins were identified in E. faecium 8-3, which participate in RNA transport signaling, RNA polymerase, ribosome, oxidative phosphorylation, cysteine and methionine metabolism, pyrimidine metabolism, ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters, purine metabolism, biosynthesis of the amino acid pathway, etc. Among them, the expression of 5-methylthioadenosine/S-adenosylhomocysteine nucleosidase, which is known to be involved in AI-2 synthesis and cysteine and amino acid metabolism, was upregulated. These findings will lay the foundation to clarify the mechanism of cell-to-cell communication and bacterial physiological behaviors mediated by AI-2.
Effects of Exogenous Synthetic Autoinducer-2 on Physiological Behaviors and Proteome of Lactic Acid Bacteria - PubMedBacterial populations use a cell-to-cell communication system to coordinate community-wide regulation processes, which is termed quorum sensing (QS). Autoinducer-2 (AI-2) is a universal signal molecule that mediates inter- and intraspecies QS systems among different bacteria. In this study, the...pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
What else it signals for I don't know.