Buckled two-dimensional Xene sheets
Silicene, germanene and stanene are part of a monoelemental class of two-dimensional (2D) crystals termed 2D-Xenes (X = Si, Ge, Sn and so on) which may open new reserach frontiers in science at the nanoscale and nanotechnology. The Perspective proposed by Alessandro Molle (CNR-IMM) et al. on Nature Materials 16, 163 (2017) highlights the current state of the art and future opportunities in the manipulation and stability of these materials, their functions and applications, and novel device concepts.
For more details see: Alessandro Molle, Joshua Goldberger, Michel Houssa, Yong Xu, Shou-Cheng Zhang and Deji Akinwande, "Buckled two-dimensional Xene sheets" Nat. Mater. 16, 163 (2017) DOI: 10.1038/NMAT4802 (2017)