Novel structures of carbon layers on a Pt(111) surface

Tomohiro Fujita*, Wataru Kobayashi, Chuhei Oshima

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    The growth behaviour of carbon layers formed on a Pt(111) surface has been investigated by means of scanning tunnelling microscopy. A carbon layer with a (√19 × √19)R23.4° structure was grown by benzene exposure of 3 L at 1000 K. After exposure of >10 L, graphene islands with hexagonal shapes appeared in the surface terraces. The graphene islands grew beyond step edges, and their growth often caused bunching of the step edges by Pt atom migration.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)120-123
    Number of pages4
    JournalSurface and Interface Analysis
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb


    • Carbon
    • Graphite
    • Platinum
    • STM

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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