Silicon Wafer Coated with the Nanocomposite (image) Technical University of Munich (TUM) Share Print E-Mail Caption Similar to carbon, silicon forms two dimensional networks that are only one atomic layer thick. Like graphene the two-dimensional layers exhibit exceptional optoelectronic properties. Embedded in a polymer they are stable and can be used for applications in the up and coming field of nanoelectronics. Credit Uli Benz / TUM Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.