The Structure of Monoatomic Layer on Graphite Surface

  • V. G. Kirichenko V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University 4 Svobody Sq., Kharkiv, 61022, Ukraine
  • A. A. Yampolskiy V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University 4 Svobody Sq., Kharkiv, 61022, Ukraine
Keywords: graphite, surface, structure, graphene, electron density, defects


Monatomic surface layers of graphite were simulated on the basis of experimental data, which was obtained by scanning tunneling electron microscopy of atomically smooth surface of graphite. Values of relative deviation of the electron density were defined in the direction perpendicular to the plane of the layer. Increase in the degree of waviness layer to 2 nm are observed by increasing of linear dimensions under review graphite surface area of up to 25 nm. These results are confirmed by the data available for the graphene layers, which is caused by waviness defect. Indeed, defects such as vacancies and interstitial carbon atom are formed by increasing the number of cells to the surface layer up to 20.


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How to Cite
Kirichenko, V. G., & Yampolskiy, A. A. (2017). The Structure of Monoatomic Layer on Graphite Surface. East European Journal of Physics, 3(4), 78-82.