Anomalous bond of monolayer graphite on transition-metal carbide surfaces

T. Aizawa*, R. Souda, S. Otani, Y. Ishizawa, C. Oshima

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    The phonon structure of monolayer graphite formed on some transition-metal carbides has been investigated by using electron-energy-loss spectroscopy. The dispersion relations of the phonons in monolayer graphite have indicated peculiar softening of intralayer chemical bonds and considerable bonding between the overlayer and the substrate. This modification can be ascribed to electron transfer from the substrate into the π- band of graphite.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)768-771
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 1990 Feb 12

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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