Salim Ciraci - Publications#


1. Salim Ciraci demonstrated that silicon can have 2D single layer honeycomb structure with linearly crossing bands at the Fermi level leading to massless Fermion behavior like graphene. This prediction has been confirmed experimentally in 2012. Later he showed that not only Group IV semiconductors, but also several Group III-V and II-VI compounds, as well as 50 MX2 transition metal dichalcogenides can form single layer honeycomb structures. He pointed out unusual properties of these nanostructures. After the discovery of graphene in 2004, his seminal papers listed below predicted novel honeycomb structures, which may be the contender of graphene. These papers are highly recognized in the field.

  • Stable, Single-Layer MX2 Transition-Metal Oxides and Dichalcogenides in a Honeycomb-like Structures, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, xxx, yyyyy (2012) doi.org/jp212558p.
  • Single Layer MoS2 and its Properties, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115, 13303 (2011); ibid 115, 16354, (2011); 115, 3934 (2011).
  • Two- and One-Dimensional Honeycomb Structures of Silicon and Germanium, Physical Review Letters, 102, 236804 (2009).
  • Monolayer Honeycomb Structures of GroupIV Elements and Binary III-V Compounds, Physical Review B, 80, 155453 (2009).

2. Salim Ciraci worked on high capacity hydrogen storage as a source of sustainable energy source. He and his collaborators discovered specific carbon based nanostructures, which can provide a record storage capacity. His predictions were confirmed experimentally and cited more than 750 times.

  • Hydrogen Storage of Calcium Atoms on Graphene, Physical Review B (Rapid Commun.), 79, 041406 (2009)
  • Transition Metal-Etylene complexes as High Capacity Hydrogen Storage Media, Physical Review Letters, 97, 226102 (2006).
  • Titanium Decorated Carbon Nanotubes as a Potential High Capacity Hydrogen Storage Medium, Physical Review Letters, 94, 175501 (2005).

3. Salim Ciraci carried out studies providing better understanding of energy dissipation, quantized heat conduction, and superlow friction. His last work predicted friction without phononic energy dissipation and superlow friction coefficient between nanocoated surfaces.

  • Frictional Figures of Merit for Single Layered Nanostructures, Physical Review Letters, 108, 126123, (2012)

4. While carbon chains were only a theoretical toy model he investigated carbon atomic chains and predicted their various stable structures like graphyne, long range interctions and their strange growth dynamics on graphene. He carried out also similar studies on gold nanotubes and silicon nanowires. His works on carbon chains and nanotubes are known internationally.

  • Perpendiculr Growth of Carbon Chains on Graphene. Physical Review B, 83, 235417 (2011)
  • Long-ranged interactions in carbon chains. Physical Review B 82, 195444 (2010)
  • Half-Metallic Silicon Nanowires, Physical Review Letters, 99, 256806 (2007)
  • Electron transport and stable structures of carbon chains, Physical Review Letters, 136404 (2004)


Professor Dr. S. Ciraci published 244 scientific papers in SCI Journals.
According to Web of Science these papers cited 7500 times. His H-index=50
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