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|Journal publication date||12/2009|
|Journal||Physical review b|
|Number of pages||4|
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.