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Introduction to the Physics of Silicene and other 2D Materials

  • Seymur Cahangirov
  • Hasan Sahin
  • Guy Le Lay
  • Angel Rubio

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 930)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Seymur Cahangirov, Hasan Sahin, Guy Le Lay, Angel Rubio
    Pages 1-11
  3. Seymur Cahangirov, Hasan Sahin, Guy Le Lay, Angel Rubio
    Pages 13-39
  4. Seymur Cahangirov, Hasan Sahin, Guy Le Lay, Angel Rubio
    Pages 41-52
  5. Seymur Cahangirov, Hasan Sahin, Guy Le Lay, Angel Rubio
    Pages 53-61
  6. Seymur Cahangirov, Hasan Sahin, Guy Le Lay, Angel Rubio
    Pages 63-85
  7. Seymur Cahangirov, Hasan Sahin, Guy Le Lay, Angel Rubio
    Pages 87-96
  8. Seymur Cahangirov, Hasan Sahin, Guy Le Lay, Angel Rubio
    Pages E1-E1

About this book

Introduction

This concise book offers an essential introduction and reference guide for the many newcomers to the field of physics of elemental 2D materials. Silicene and related materials are currently among the most actively studied materials, especially following the first experimental synthesis on substrates in 2012. Accordingly, this primer introduces and reviews the most crucial developments regarding silicene from both theoretical and experimental perspectives. At the same time the reader is guided through the extensive body of relevant foundational literature. 

The text starts with a brief history of silicene, followed by a comparison of the bonding nature in silicon versus carbon atoms. Here, a simple but robust framework is established to help the reader follow the concepts presented throughout the book. The book then presents the atomic and electronic structure of free-standing silicene, followed by an account of the experimental realization of silicene on substrates. This topic is subsequently developed further to discuss various reconstructions that silicene acquires due to interactions with the substrate and how such effects are mirrored in the electronic properties. Next the book examines the dumbbell structure that is the key to understanding the growth mechanism and atomic structure of multilayer silicene. Last but not least, it addresses similar effects in other elemental 2D materials from group IV (germanene, stanane), group V (phosphorene) and group III (borophene), as well as transition metal dichalcogenides and other compositions, so as to provide a general comparative overview of their electronic properties.

Keywords

2D Materials 3x3 Silicene Atomic Structure of Multilayer Silicene Graphene-like Silicon Layered Silicon Allotropes Silicene Primer Silicene on Substrates Synthesis of Silicene v3xv3 Silicene Structures

Authors and affiliations

  • Seymur Cahangirov
    • 1
  • Hasan Sahin
    • 2
  • Guy Le Lay
    • 3
  • Angel Rubio
    • 4
  1. 1.University of the Basque Country, Materials Unit Joint CenterDonostiaSpain
  2. 2.Department of PhotonicsIzmir Institute of TechnologyIzmirTurkey
  3. 3.Aix Marseille Université CNRSMarseille CedexFrance
  4. 4.Basque Country, Materials Unit Joint CenterDonostiaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46572-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46570-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46572-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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