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We report an element-specific investigation of electronic and milgnetic properties of the graphene/ Ni(111) system. Using x-ray magnetic circular dichroism, the occurrence of an induced magnetism of the carbon atoms in the graphene layer is observed. We attribute this magnetic moment to the strong hybridization between C 'TT and Ni 3d valence band states.(More)
Regularly sized Ni nanoclusters (NCs) have been grown on a graphene Moire on Rh(J 11). Using scanning tunneling microscopy, we determine that initial growth of Ni at 150 K leads to preferential nucleation of monodispersed NCs at specific sites of the Moire superstructure. However, a defined long-range ordering of NCs with increasing coverage is not(More)
We use in situ scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) to investigate intercalation of the ferromagnetic 3d metals Ni and Fe underneath a graphene monolayer on Rh(111). Upon thermal annealing of graphene/Rh(111) with the deposited metal on top, we observe the formation of epitaxial monatomic nanoislands grown pseudomorphically on Rh(111) and covered by(More)
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