Directed assembly of Ru nanoclusters on Ru(0001)-supported graphene:STM studies and atomistic modeling

Engstfeld, Albert K. and Hoster, Harry E. and Behm, R. Juergen and Roelofs, Lyle D. and Liu, Xiaojie and Wang, Cai-Zhuang and Han, Yong and Evans, James W. (2012) Directed assembly of Ru nanoclusters on Ru(0001)-supported graphene:STM studies and atomistic modeling. Physical review B, 86 (8). ISSN 1098-0121

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Abstract

Directed assembly of an array of Ru nanoclusters (NCs) is achieved by deposition of Ru at around room temperature on a single layer of graphene supported on Ru(0001). In this system, directed assembly is guided by the periodic moire structure of the buckled graphene sheet. Behavior is analyzed utilizing both scanning tunneling microscopy and atomistic lattice-gas modeling together with kinetic Monte Carlo simulation. We elucidate the kinetics of NC nucleation and growth, specifically assessing the coverage dependence of the NC density and height distribution. In addition, we provide a detailed characterization of the development of short-range spatial order within the NC array, identifying a tendency for row formation.

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Physical review B
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©2012 American Physical Society
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13 Feb 2015 13:39
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