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Physics 2, 84 (2009) Geodesic carbon nanodomes
 

Summary: Physics 2, 84 (2009)
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Geodesic carbon nanodomes
J. O. Sofo and R. D. Diehl
Physics Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Published October 12, 2009
Photoelectron spectroscopy reveals how carbon atoms aggregate to form domelike graphene structures on iridium
surfaces.
Subject Areas: Mesoscopics, Graphene
A Viewpoint on:
Growth of Dome-Shaped Carbon Nanoislands on Ir(111): The Intermediate between Carbidic Clusters and
Quasi-Free-Standing Graphene
Paolo Lacovig, Monica Pozzo, Dario Alfè, Paolo Vilmercati, Alessandro Baraldi and Silvano Lizzit
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 166101 (2009) ­ Published October 12, 2009
Graphene has been attracting tremendous attention
ever since its discovery in 2004 [1] largely because of its
fascinating electronic properties. Among these are high
electron mobility at room temperature that is mostly
independent of doping, and carriers that behave like
massless Dirac fermions [2]. Graphene consists of a

  

Source: Alfè, Dario - Departments of Earth Sciences & Physics and Astronomy, University College London

 

Collections: Physics; Geosciences