Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets -- an alternative to graphene

Silicon forms 2D networks that are only one atomic layer thick. Like graphene these layers possess extraordinary optoelectrical properties. Embedding them in a polymer, scientists have developed a stable composite material which can be processed with standard technology. (T. Helbich/TUM)

Polymer and nanosheets – the best of both worlds in one

Alina Lyuleeva from the Institute of Nanoelectronics at Technical University of Munich at the at the atomic force microscope with which the silicon nanosheets were characterized. Image: Uli Benz / TUM

Long-term goal of nanoelectronics – In leaps and bounds to industrial application

Nanoelectronic photodetector

Similar to carbon, silicon forms 2D networks that are only one atomic layer thick. Like graphene the two-dimensional layers exhibit exceptional optoelectronic properties. Embedded in a polymer they are stable and can be used for applications in the field of nano electronics. Image: Uli Benz / TUM

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