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Ordered states of adatoms on graphene

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Article number233409
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/2009
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical review b
Issue number23
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)-
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We show that a dilute ensemble of epoxy-bonded adatoms on graphene has a tendency to form a spatially correlated state accompanied by a gap in graphene's electron spectrum. This effect emerges from the electron-mediated interaction between adatoms with a peculiar 1/r(3) distance dependence. The partial ordering transition is described by a random bond three-state Potts model.

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