The peaks and valleys of silicon

26 junio 2015

Scientists have created a new method for generating a 2D semiconducting material that could one day replace silicon in electronics. The demand for a silicon material aided the discovery of graphene, a single layer of graphite — which won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010. Since this time, scientists and engineers have developed many two-dimensional (2D) material innovations — layered materials with the thickness of only one atom or a few atoms. One such layered 2D material is black arsenic phosphorus.