Monolayer h-BN on lattice-mismatched metal surfaces: On the formation of the nanomesh

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Electronic and atomic structure of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) on lattice-mismatched transition metal surfaces has been studied systematically by X-ray absorption and photoelectron spectroscopy and diffraction. The strength of interfacial chemical interaction between h-BN and the substrates is rising in the row Pt(111)-Ir(111)-Rh(111)-Ru(0001). This rise directly correlates with a growing corrugation of the h-BN monolayer. In particular, the h-BN nanomesh has larger pores on Ru(0001) than on the less reactive Rh(111) substrate. Our experiments provide strong evidence for the single-layer model of the nanomesh structure. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


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  • Natural Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-123
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch