Honeycombs of Magnets could Lead to New Type of Computer Processing
Scientists have taken an important step forward in developing a new material using nano-sized magnets that could ultimately lead to new types of electronic devices, with greater capacity than is currently feasible, in a study published today in the journal Science.
Multiple groups claim to create first atom-thick silicon sheets
Going for Something Really Small.
Image of the two-dimensional honeycomb structure of silicene as captured by a scanning tunnelingmicroscope. Credit: Guy Le Lay et al./TU Berlin
(PhysOrg.com) -- Since its discovery in 2004, graphene -- sheets of carbon an atom thick -- has sparked a flurry of research into the nanomaterial's potential applications for blazing fast, tiny electronics.
Now, several research groups claim to have created analogous thin sheets of silicon called silicene, igniting a controversy over who won the race to synthesize this promising new material.