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Silicene: It could be the new graphene

Single-layer sheets of silicon might have electronic applications

9:45pm, March 24, 2011

The hottest celebrity in the world of nanomaterials may soon face a new rival. Inspired by the Nobel Prize-winning creation of the carbon material known as graphene, physicists have now created atom-thin sheets of carbon’s big brother, silicon.

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