Novel structures of carbon layers on a Pt(111) surface
Article first published online: 24 JAN 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Surface and Interface Analysis
Special Issue: 4th International Symposium on Atomic Level Characterizations for New Materials and Devices (ALC'03)
Volume 37, Issue 2, pages 120–123, February 2005
How to Cite
Fujita, T., Kobayashi, W. and Oshima, C. (2005), Novel structures of carbon layers on a Pt(111) surface. Surf. Interface Anal., 37: 120–123. doi: 10.1002/sia.1945
- Issue published online: 24 JAN 2005
- Article first published online: 24 JAN 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 FEB 2004
- Manuscript Received: 26 SEP 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 9 FEB 2003
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 ( × )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. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.