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

In this article, we review basic information about the interaction of transition metal atoms with the (0 0 0 1) 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.
Authors:
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  1. Ames Laboratory
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1159290
Report Number(s):
IS-J 8378
Journal ID: ISSN 0079-6816
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-07CH11358
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Progress in Surface Science; Journal Volume: 89; Journal Issue: 3-4
Research Org:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; GRAPHITE; GRAPHENE; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; NUCLEATION; ADSORPTION; DIFFUSION Graphite; Graphene; Transition metal; Nucleation; Adsorption; Diffusion