Interband plasmons in supported graphene on metal substrates: Theory and experiments
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We present a theoretical modeling of the energy-loss spectroscopy data for monolayer graphene (MLG) supported by Pt(111), Ru(0001) and Ni(111) substrates. To reproduce the experimental loss function, we have used a two-dimensional, two-fluid hydrodynamic model for interband transitions of graphenes pi and sigma electrons and an empirical Drude-Lorentz model in the local approximation for metal substrates. The electronic response from the visible to the ultraviolet frequency range has been nicely reproduced for MLG/Pt(111) and MLG/Ru(0001). For graphene nanodomes on Ru(0001), the loss function of valleys shows an additional mode at 8-9 eV. By contrast, this models fails for the case of MLG/Ni(111), presumably due to the strong hybridization between the pi states of graphene and the d bands of Ni, which is not accounted for in the model. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source:Carbon, 2016, 96, 91-97
- Functional, Functionalized and Advanced Nanomaterials (RS-45005)
- COST Action [MP1306], Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada [249506-2011]