Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

Progress in Surface Science

Volume

89

Issue

3-4

First Page

219

Last Page

238

DOI

10.1016/j.progsurf.2014.08.001

Abstract

In this article, we review basic information about the interaction of transition metal atoms with the (0001) surface of graphite, especially fundamental phenomena related to growth. Those phenomena involve adatom-surface bonding, diffusion, morphology of metal clusters, interactions with steps and sputter-induced defects, condensation, and desorption. General traits emerge which have not been summarized previously. Some of these features are rather surprising when compared with metal-on-metal adsorption and growth. Opportunities for future work are pointed out.

Comments

NOTICE: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Progress in Surface Science. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publications. A definitive version was subsequently published in Progress in Surface Science, 89 (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.progsurf.2014.08.001.

Copyright Owner

Elsevier

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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