Figure 2 (IMAGE) Institute for Basic Science Caption A conducting channel forms at the stacking boundary of hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) sheet which appears to be stitched together with oblong hexagonal rings. It joins an arrangement of all nitrogen atoms lying above boron atoms, and all boron atoms lying above nitrogen atoms in perfectly aligned positions (left side of the channel) and another configuration where half of the atoms lie over the center of the rings of the lower sheet, and the other half overlap with the atoms underneath (right side of the channel). Credit IBS Usage Restrictions Please indicate the credit. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.