Today, a latest study has been published in the New Journal of Physics that the 2D non material germanene has been firstly synthesized by European research specialists.
Germanene has electrical and optical properties and it can also work as a potential alternative to graphene. Germanene chemical composition involves a single layer of germanium atom. It eventually can lead to an enormous rebellion in quantum computing as well as in the electronics industry.
Unlike Silicene, Graphene is not suitable to digital logic applications as it has no gap. In addition some scientists claim that germanene is a high temperature superconductor. Similar to the 2D material silicene, the anticipated method for amalgamating germanene is to put down individual germanium atoms onto a substrate under high temperatures and in an ultra-high vacuum; Guy Le Lay, scientist from Marseille University, reported.
The team of scientists’ claims that gold could also be used as a substrate and the result achieved from the surveillance of the material under a scanning tunneling microscope, discovered that the 2D material, which is honeycomb in structure. According to the team; there is also leeway of emerging germanene on thin gold films on top of a lithe substrate. Researchers think that it would be less pricey than platinum and could lead to a likelihood of large scale manufacturing of germanene.
Germanene was anticipated as a substitute; as per the studies in 2009, although as scientists paying attention on graphene, it was not admired till now. The researchers have seen a new hope, after the successful development of the material on a gold surface.
Researcher claims that, the fusion of germanene is only the very beginning of a long mission. Certainly, the triumph in the synthesis was not simple to attain. It’s quite challenging. A substantial amount of work is now desired to more typify the electronic properties of the material.