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The interface between graphene and different kinds of metal sibstrate revealed

The spacing between graphene and metal substrates has been investigated using TRHEPD. The rocking curve analysis performed, based on the dynamical diffraction theory, shows that the spacing between the graphene layer and a substrate of Cu(111) and that between graphene and a Co(0001) substrate are 3.34 Å and 2.06 Å, respectively. The former is close to the interlayer spacing in graphite, suggesting a weak interaction with the substrate material, whereas the latter value experimentally verifies that, in the case of graphene on Co(0001), there is a strong interaction with the substrate.

CARBON 103 (2016) doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2016.03.006.

→ Press Release   (2016.3.7, in Japanese)