Friday, March 25, 2011

Honeycomb crystalline structure & quantum dots

Silicene: It Could Be The New Graphene - Science News:
"Speaking March 24 at a meeting in Dallas of the American Physical Society, Fleurence described a new recipe for making silicene. He and his Japanese colleagues grew a thin layer of silicon on top of the ceramic material zirconium diboride. X-rays shined on this thin layer of silicon revealed a honeycomb of hexagons similar to the structure of graphene."

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