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Appl. Phys. Lett.
Using atomic resolved scanning tunneling microscopy, we present here the experimental evidence of a silicene sheet (graphenelike structure) epitaxially grown on a close-packed silver surface [Ag(111)]. This has been achieved via direct condensation of a silicon atomic flux onto the single-crystal substrate in ultrahigh vacuum conditions. A highly ordered silicon structure, arranged within a honeycomb lattice, is synthesized and present two silicon sublattices occupying positions at different heights (0.02 nm) indicating possible sp(2)-sp(3) hybridizations.
Applied Physics Letters
Lalmi, Boubekeur; Oughaddou, Hamid; Enriquez, Hanna; Kara, Abdelkader; Vizzini, Sébastien; Ealet, Bénidicte; and Aufray, Bernard, "Epitaxial growth of a silicene sheet" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 402.