Size-Selective Carbon Clusters as Obstacles to Graphene Growth on a Metal

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Artaud , Alexandre ; Magaud , Laurence ; Ratter , Kitti ; Gilles , Bruno ; Guisset , Valérie ; David , Philippe ; Martinez , Jose Ignacio ; Martín-Gago , Jose ; Chapelier , Claude ; Coraux , Johann (2018)
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b01379, handle: 10261/170812
  • Subject: Carbon clusters | Graphene growth | Density functional theory | Metastability | [ CHIM.MATE ] Chemical Sciences/Material chemistry | Kinetics | Scanning tunneling microscopy | [ PHYS.COND.CM-MS ] Physics [physics]/Condensed Matter [cond-mat]/Materials Science [cond-mat.mtrl-sci] | Graphene
    arxiv: Physics::Atomic and Molecular Clusters

Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) on metals is so far the best suited method to produce high-quality, large-area graphene. We discovered an unprecedentedly large family of small size-selective carbon clusters that form together with graphene during CVD. Using scanning tun... View more
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