Moiré patterns of graphene on metals

S. Günther, P. Zeller

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Different concepts are summarized on how to describe moiré patterns that appear if two lattice mismatched layers are stacked on top of each other. Especially, descriptions that focus on spatial frequencies of the patterns are discussed in detail. The particular geometry of two arbitrarily aligned hexagonal lattices with different lattice constants is outlined and applied for graphene on hexagonally packed transition metal support surfaces on which this highly wanted material can be synthesized. The large variety of moiré patterns reported for supported graphene can be analyzed by a straightforward moiré pattern analysis which explains many geometrical properties of the grown sp2 networks. The results can be directly applied for other stacked 2D materials that currently experience a great scientific interest.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry
Subtitle of host publicationSurface Science and Electrochemistry
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780128098943
ISBN (Print)9780128097397
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Commensurability
  • Fourier analysis
  • Fourier transformation
  • Graphene
  • Incommensurability
  • Lattice mismatch
  • Lattice strain
  • Moiré patterns
  • Superstructures
  • Supported graphene


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