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Silicene transistors

Artificially synthesized silicene — an atomically thin layer of silicon — is set to rival natural layered materials in the development of field-effect transistors.

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Figure 1: Atomic structure of silicene.
Figure 2: Schematic of a back-gated FET with a silicene channel and with source/drain contacts defined in the native silver film.

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Le Lay, G. Silicene transistors. Nature Nanotech 10, 202–203 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2015.10

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