1st silicene device on cover of Nature Nanotechnology. Covered by Time magazine, NPR, Nature, ACS, IEEE, MIT, UTexas and over 50 news media

The first 2D silicon (silicene) transistor has been reported in nature nanotechnology. This work is enabled by very fruitful collaboration between Akinwande’s group and Molle’s Italian group, and led by research scientist Dr. Li Tao.

Silicene nature nanotechnology article

The Silicene device breakthrough was selected among the Top 100 Science stories by Discover.



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