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Structure, Properties and Applications

  • Michelle J.S. Spencer
  • Tetsuya Morishita

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 235)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Free Standing Silicene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lok C. Lew Yan Voon
      Pages 3-33
  3. Modified Silicene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Hideyuki Nakano, Masataka Ohashi
      Pages 85-106
    3. Michelle J. S. Spencer, Tetsuya Morishita
      Pages 107-127
    4. Michel Houssa, André Stesmans, Valeri V. Afanas’ev
      Pages 129-140
  4. Silicene on Substrates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Noriaki Takagi, Chun Liang Lin, Ryuichi Arafune
      Pages 143-165
    3. Hamid Oughaddou, Hanna Enriquez, Mohammed Rachid Tchalala, Azzedine Bendounan, Andrew J. Mayne, Fausto Sirroti et al.
      Pages 167-181
    4. Bernard Aufray, Bénédicte Ealet, Haik Jamgotchian, Hichem Maradj, Jean-Yves Hoarau, Jean-Paul Biberian
      Pages 183-202
    5. Handan Yildirim, Abdelkader Kara
      Pages 203-213
    6. Yi Du, Xun Xu
      Pages 215-242
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-276

About this book


This book reviews the current state-of-the art of single layer silicene up to thicker silicon nanosheets, and their structure, properties and potential applications. Silicene is a newly discovered material that is one atomic layer think. It is a two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterial that is classified as a nanosheet, which has large lateral dimensions up to micrometres, but thicknesses of only nanometres or less. Silicon nanosheets are currently a very ‘hot’ area of research. The unique properties and morphology of such materials make them ideal for a variety of applications, including electronic devices, batteries and sensors. 2D nanosheets of silicon can be considered as analogues of graphene. As silicon is already the major component of electronic devices, the significance of nanosheets composed of silicon is that they can be more easily integrated into existing electronic devices. Furthermore, if 2D nanostructured Si can be implemented into such devices, then their size could be reduced into the nano-regime, providing unique properties different from bulk Si that is currently employed. The book is written for researchers and graduate students.


Absorption of Molecules on Silicene Films Atom Functionalised Silicene Doped Silicene Functionalized Silicene Growth of Free-Standing Silicene Growth of Silicene Nanoribbons Properties of Free-Standing Silicone Silicene Reviews Single Layer Silicene Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials

Editors and affiliations

  • Michelle J.S. Spencer
    • 1
  • Tetsuya Morishita
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Applied SciencesRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Industrial Science and TechnologyNational Institute of AdvancedTsukubaJapan

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