publication . Article . Conference object . 2016

Towards functionalization of graphene: in situ study of the nucleation of copper-phtalocyanine on graphene

Christian Kumpf; Caroline Henneke; Daniel Schwarz;
Open Access English
  • Published: 08 Feb 2016
  • Publisher: Dt. Physikalische Ges.
  • Country: Germany
Molecular films present an elegant way for the uniform functionalization or doping of graphene. Here, we present an in situ study on the initial growth of copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) on epitaxial graphene on Ir(111). We followed the growth up to a closed monolayer with low energy electron microscopy and selected area electron diffraction (μLEED). The molecules coexist on graphene in a disordered phase without long-range order and an ordered crystalline phase. The local topography of the graphene substrate plays an important role in the nucleation process of the crystalline phase. Graphene flakes on Ir(111) feature regions that are under more tensile stress than...
free text keywords: General Physics and Astronomy, ddc:530, Chemical physics, Low-energy electron microscopy, Crystal, Selected area diffraction, Monolayer, Doping, Nucleation, Surface modification, Graphene, law.invention, law, Physics
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