Publication
Title
Realization of free-standing silicene using bilayer graphene
Author
Abstract
The available synthesized silicene-like structures have been only realized on metallic substrates which are very different from the standalone buckled silicene, e. g., the Dirac cone of silicene is destroyed due to lattice distortion and the interaction with the substrate. Using graphene bilayer as a scaffold, a route is proposed to synthesize silicene with electronic properties decoupled from the substrate. The buckled hexagonal arrangement of silicene between the graphene layers is found to be very similar to the theoretically predicted standalone buckled silicene which is only very weakly van der Waals coupled to the graphene layers with a graphite-like interlayer distance of 3.42 angstrom and without any lattice distortion. We found that these stacked layers are stable well above room temperature. (C) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Applied physics letters / American Institute of Physics. - New York, N.Y., 1962, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, 2013
ISSN
0003-6951 [print]
1077-3118 [online]
Volume/pages
103:26(2013), p. 1-4
Article Reference
261904
ISI
000329977400022
Medium
E-only publicatie
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Last edited 29.10.2017
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