Recent Advances of Novel Ultrathin Two-Dimensional Silicon Carbides from a Theoretical Perspective
Compared to graphene with semimetallic features, two-dimensional (2D) silicon carbide (Si-C) materials constitute another highly promising family for opto-electronic applications owing the intrinsic electronic gaps. Recent theoretical studies of 2D Si-C materials thoroughly investigated their structure and properties. Herein, we overview these high-throughput approaches aiming to theoretically design 2D Si-C crystals. Graphene-like siligraphene and non-siligraphene are described in terms of morphology, physicochemical properties and potential applications based on the insights provided by simulations. In addition, the current progress of experimental exploration of 2D Si-C materials and underlying challenges are assessed as well.
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