STM study of a grain boundary in graphite

P. Simonis, C. Goffaux, P. A. Thiry, L. P. Biro, Ph Lambin, V. Meunier

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A grain boundary in highly oriented pyrolitic graphite has been investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Along the boundary, a periodic structure has been observed. Crystallographic models have been constructed in order to explain the bonding between the two grains and STM theoretical simulations have been carried out. They conclude to the probable presence of pentagon-heptagon chains at the boundary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-322
Number of pages4
JournalSurface Science
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - jún. 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Simonis, P., Goffaux, C., Thiry, P. A., Biro, L. P., Lambin, P., & Meunier, V. (2002). STM study of a grain boundary in graphite. Surface Science, 511(1-3), 319-322.