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Silicene is an exciting two-dimensional atom-thick layer of silicon created by depositing silicon atoms onto a stabilizing substrate.
Single layers of silicene on the face of a silver crystal do not have electronic properties useful for creating a transistor, the basis of electronic devices. Separating these monolayers from their substrate is difficult; they degrade rapidly in air. It has been suggested that growing multiple layers of silicene on silver might address all of these problems simultaneously.