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Transition metals on the (0001) surface of graphite: Fundamental aspects of adsorption, diffusion, and morphology

TitleTransition metals on the (0001) surface of graphite: Fundamental aspects of adsorption, diffusion, and morphology
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsAppy, D, Lei, HP, Wang, CZ, Tringides, MC, Liu, DJ, Evans, JW, Thiel, PA
JournalProgress in Surface Science
Volume89
Pagination219-238
Date Published08
Type of ArticleReview
ISBN Number0079-6816
Accession NumberWOS:000345721200001
Keywordsadsorption, atomic-force, dendritic growth, diffusion, equilibrium shape, gold clusters, Graphene, Graphite, microscopy, molecule corrals, nanometer-sized pits, nanoparticle arrays, nucleation, oriented pyrolytic-graphite, probe microscopy, scanning-tunneling-microscopy, Transition metal
Abstract

In this article, we review basic information about the interaction of transition metal atoms with the (0001) surface of graphite, especially fundamental phenomena related to growth. Those phenomena involve adatom-surface bonding, diffusion, morphology of metal clusters, interactions with steps and sputter-induced defects, condensation, and desorption. General traits emerge which have not been summarized previously. Some of these features are rather surprising when compared with metal-on-metal adsorption and growth. Opportunities for future work are pointed out. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.progsurf.2014.08.001
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Surface Structures

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Chemical Physics