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Prediction, Synthesis, Application

  • Patrick Vogt
  • Guy Le Lay

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Deepthi Jose, Chandra Chowdhury, Ayan Datta
    Pages 1-21
  3. V. Zólyomi, N. D. Drummond, J. R. Wallbank, V. I. Fal’ko
    Pages 23-41
  4. Friedhelm Bechstedt, Lars Matthes, Paola Gori, Olivia Pulci
    Pages 73-98
  5. Guy Le Lay, Dmytro Solonenko, Patrick Vogt
    Pages 99-113
  6. Paola De Padova, Bruno Olivieri, Claudio Quaresima, Carlo Ottaviani
    Pages 115-127
  7. Patrick Vogt
    Pages 129-158
  8. Peng Cheng, Lan Chen, Kehui Wu
    Pages 179-196
  9. M. Houssa, E. Scalise, V. V. Afanas’ev, A. Stesmans
    Pages 197-209
  10. Jijun Zhao, Kehui Wu
    Pages 211-233
  11. Li Tao, Eugenio Cinquanta, Carlo Grazianetti, Alessandro Molle, Deji Akinwande
    Pages 235-254
  12. Pantelis Bampoulis, Lijie Zhang, Qirong Yao, Rik van Bremen, Caspar J. Walhout, Adil Acun et al.
    Pages 255-267
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 269-276

About this book


This book discusses the processing and properties of silicene, including the historical and theoretical background of silicene, theoretical predictions, the synthesis and experimental properties of silicene and the potential applications and further developments. It also presents other similar monolayer materials, like germanene and phosphorene. 

Silicene, a new silicon allotrope with a graphene-like, honeycomb structure, has recently attracted considerable interest, because its topology affords it the same remarkable electronic properties as those of graphene. Additionally, silicene may have the potential advantage of being easily integrated in current Si-based nano/micro-electronics, offering novel technological applications.

Silicene was theoretically conjectured a few years ago as a stand-alone material. However, it does not exist in nature and had to be synthesized on a substrate. It has since been successfully synthesized and multi-layer silicene structures are already being discussed. Within just a few years, silicene is now on the brink of technological applications in electronic devices.


2D Graphene-like Materials Applications of Silicene Dirac Fermions Electronic Properties of Silicene Free-standing Silicene Optical Properties Silicene Organosilicon Chemistry Properties of Free-standing Silicene Silicene Growth on Metal Surfaces Silicene Review Silicene-based Ambipolar Transistor Synthesis of Silicene

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick Vogt
    • 1
  • Guy Le Lay
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikTechnische Universität ChemnitzChemnitzGermany
  2. 2.CNRS, PIIM UMR 7345Aix-Marseille UniversityMarseilleFrance

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