Single Layer to Multilayer Silicene: First Synthetic Graphene/Graphite-Like Material

G. Le Lay
Aix-Marseille University, FR

Keywords: silicene, graphene, silicon, graphite


Born in 2012 on a silver plate [1], artificially created since it does not exist in nature [1-6], silicene, graphene’s silicon cousin, offers many exciting promises due, typically, to its Dirac fermions, its two-dimensional topological insulator character [7], a hint for high-temperature superconductivity [8,9], and, last but not least, its direct compatibility with current silicon-based electronics. In my talk, I will present a state-of the-art review on silicene and draw perspectives for future research and potential applications.