# Dresden 2014 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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# HL: Fachverband Halbleiterphysik

## HL 118: Graphene: Interaction with the substrate (with DY/MA/O/TT)

### HL 118.5: Vortrag

### Freitag, 4. April 2014, 12:15–12:30, POT 081

**Scanning Tunnelling Spectroscopy of Moiré Patterns on Graphene/Rh(111)** — •Anne Holtsch, Tobias Euwens, Hussein Schanak, and Uwe Hartmann — Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken

The lattices of graphene and Rh(111) provide a difference of approximately 9% between the two lattice constants. This mismatch results in the formation of a Moiré pattern with a lattice constant of 2.9 nm. Each unit cell of the pattern exhibits four regions where the graphene lattice is aligned differently with respect to the Rh(111) atoms. Scanning tunnelling microscopy and spectroscopy are used to investigate changes in the electronic properties at the four regions of the Moiré unit cell. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations show that a decreasing C-Rh distance at different symmetry points coincides with an increasing interaction strength between graphene and Rh(111) [1]. The locations of the minima in the dI/dV curves are identical for the different symmetry regions. Beyond the minimum, the symmetry points show differences in the dI/dV curves according to the C-Rh interaction strength.

[1] M. Iannuzzi and J. Hutter, Surf. Sci. 605, 1360 (2011).