Yet another material has joined the 2D family: silicene. It has been first demonstrated in a device in a recent publication in Nature, available here. As it generally happens in these cases, one can be too enthusiastic claiming that the newly discovered material is the ultimate solution to all problems in the Electronic Field, but not in this one. Authors have been honest in not pushing this, but only stressing that the developed “encapsulated delamination concept paves the path to carrying out experimental fundamental and device research on silicene”.
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