Publications in Scientific Journals:
D. Pacile, P. Leicht, M. Papageno, P. Sheverdyaeva, P. Moras, C. Carbone, K. Krausert, L. Zielke, M. Fonin, Y. Dedkov, F. Mittendorfer, J. Doppler, A. Garhofer, J. Redinger:
"Artificially lattice-mismatched graphene/metal interface: Graphene/Ni/Ir(111)";
Physical Review B,
We report on the structural and electronic properties of an artificial graphene/Ni(111) system obtained by
the intercalation of a monatomic layer of Ni in graphene/Ir(111). Upon intercalation, Ni grows epitaxially on
Ir(111), resulting in a lattice-mismatched graphene/Ni system. By performing scanning tunneling microscopy
measurements and density functional theory calculations, we show that the intercalated Ni layer leads to a
pronounced buckling of the graphene film. At the same time, an enhanced interaction is measured by angleresolved
photoemission spectroscopy, showing a clear transition from a nearly undisturbed to a strongly hybridized
graphene π-band. A comparison of the intercalation-like graphene system with flat graphene on bulk Ni(111),
and mildly corrugated graphene on Ir(111), allows us to disentangle the two key properties which lead to the
observed increased interaction, namely latticematching and electronic interaction. Although the latter determines
the strength of the hybridization, we find an importqnt influence of the local carbon configuration resulting from the lattice mismatch.
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