Silicene: Recent theoretical advances

L. C. Lew Yan Voon, Jiajie Zhu, Udo Schwingenschlögl

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Silicene is a two-dimensional allotrope of silicon with a puckered hexagonal structure closely related to the structure of graphene and that has been predicted to be stable. To date, it has been successfully grown in solution (functionalized) and on substrates. The goal of this review is to provide a summary of recent theoretical advances in the properties of both free-standing silicene as well as in interaction with molecules and substrates, and of proposed device applications.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)040802
JournalApplied Physics Reviews
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 15 2016


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