Metal Nanostructure Formation on Graphene: Weak versus Strong Bonding

TitleMetal Nanostructure Formation on Graphene: Weak versus Strong Bonding
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsHupalo M, Liu XJ, Wang CZ, Lu WC, Yao YX, Ho KM, Tringides MC
Journal TitleAdvanced Materials
Volume23
Pages2082-2087
Date Published05
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0935-9648
Accession NumberISI:000291164200006
Keywordsfilms, silicon-carbide, total-energy calculations, wave basis-set
Abstract

Graphene is an exciting material with numerous potential applications. To understand metal graphene interaction two different metals were studied. Two large Pb islands nucleate at 78K indicating fast diffusion and weak interaction(right). On the contrary, for Dysprosium a high island density is observed confirming slow diffusion and strong interaction(left).

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DOI10.1002/adma.201100412
Alternate JournalAdv. Mater.