Scanning tunneling microscopy fingerprints of point defects in graphene : A theoretical prediction

  title={Scanning tunneling microscopy fingerprints of point defects in graphene : A theoretical prediction},
  author={Hakim Amara and Sylvain Latil and Vincent Meunier and Philippe Lambin and Jean-Christophe Charlier},
  journal={Physical Review B},
Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) is one of the most appropriate techniques to investigate the atomic structure of carbon nanomaterials. However, the experimental identification of topological and nontopological modifications of the hexagonal network of sp(2) carbon nanostructures remains a great challenge. The goal of the present theoretical work is to predict the typical electronic features of a few defects that are likely to occur in sp(2) carbon nanostructures, such as atomic vacancy… 

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