Monday, April 30, 2012

To the fans of Graphene: meet silicene...

Silicene is just one atom thick layer of silicon

The papers:
Physical Review Letters, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.155501
Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 223109 (2010);
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Graphene is one-atom-thick planar sheets of carbon atoms packed in honeycomb-like structures. It has been of great research interest because of its unique physical properties. We already saw that papers with the term "graphine" was increasing drastically since 2006 [Link ].

Silicene is the silicon equivalent of graphene.
Because it can be integrated more easily into silicon chip production lines, speculates that its integration into electronic devices might help produce cheaper electronic devices.