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Tailoring Intercalant Assemblies at the Graphene–Metal Interface
- Halle, Johannes, Néel, Nicolas, Kröger, Jörg
- Langmuir 2019 v.35 no.7 pp. 2554-2560
- cesium, graphene, scanning tunneling microscopy, topography
- The influence of graphene on the assembly of intercalated material is studied using low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy. Intercalation of Pt under monolayer graphene on Pt(111) induces a substrate reconstruction that is qualitatively different from the lattice rearrangement induced by metal deposition on Pt(111) and, specifically, the homoepitaxy of Pt. Alkali metals Cs and Li are used as intercalants for monolayer and bilayer graphene on Ru(0001). Atomically resolved topographic data reveal that at elevated alkali metal coverage (2 × 2)Cs and (1 × 1)Li intercalant structures form with respect to the graphene lattice.