Move over Graphene, there's a new material in town: Silicene

Phyisicists created atom-thin sheets of silicon - and named the new material Silicene. The idea to create such sheets from Silicon emerged in 2007 - even though silicon doesn't naturally form the required atomic bonds. Silicene has a similar pattern to Graphene and possibly has the same electronic properties and might have advantages of Graphene because silicon is more integrateable into today's electronic devices.

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Comment by Willem Gabriel Augustyn on March 25, 2011 at 12:43pm
Any info on the method used to synthesize the silicene?

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