What Are the Silicides?
In this chapter the silicides are defined. They are the product of the reaction between silicon and metal. Almost all metals can react with silicon forming various silides. Of particular interest are the MSi2 (M stands for metal) silicides. In this book the CoSi2, NiSi2, FeSi2, WSi2, TiSi2 and MoSi2 are considered either as bulk or thin films.