We have over 12,000 students, from over 100 countries, within one of the safest campuses in the UK


97% of Lancaster students go into work or further study within six months of graduating

Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Ordered states of adatoms on graphene
View graph of relations

« Back

Ordered states of adatoms on graphene

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article


Article number233409
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/2009
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical review b
Number of pages4
<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.

Bibliographic note

© 2009 The American Physical Society