Journal or Book Title
Progress in Surface Science
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.
Appy, David Victor; Lei, Huaping; Wang, Cai-Zhuang; Tringides, Michael C.; Liu, Da-Jiang; Evans, James W.; and Thiel, Patricia A., "Transition metals on the (0001) surface of graphite: Fundamental aspects of adsorption, diffusion, and morphology" (2014). Chemistry Publications. 99.