Mar. 01, 2017
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Scientists Characterize New Wonder Material Silicene

Study Used Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED) and Raman Spectroscopy.

  • 3D view of the silicene surface generated in MountainsMap showing an atomic step and typical "honeycomb" structure.3D view of the silicene surface generated in MountainsMap showing an atomic step and typical "honeycomb" structure.

Following in the footsteps of its famous cousin graphene, silicene, a two-dimensional material composed of silicon atoms, has fascinated researchers worldwide, in particular for its possible applications in the semiconductor industry. Bruno Grandidier, researcher at the IEMN in Lille France, reports on his recent work, investigating the spectral composition of this new "wonder material".

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