Is Silicene the New Graphene? (Atom-Thick Silicon)
Researchers have developed silicene, atom-thick silicon sheets similar to graphene:
How similar could atom-thick silicon be to graphene? In what ways will it differ?
Re: Is Silicene the New Graphene? (Atom-Thick Silicon)
On the other hand, it doesn't mean you can't have a stable silicene monolayer if it's situated on some kind of substrate, as in this case. I haven't read up on the subject, but my hunch (per the above) tells me that it's not going to be as stable as graphene. The size is probably more limited, as well as the number of substrates on which you can successfully create it. So it's not likely as versatile as graphene. That said, it probably does have a number of interesting and unique properties the same way graphene does, and I can see it having at least some of the applications that graphene has, in solid state and such. But that's better addressed by a solid state person.
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