Unique Transformation from Graphene to Carbide on Re(0001) Induced by Strong Carbon-Metal Interaction.

@article{Qi2017UniqueTF,
  title={Unique Transformation from Graphene to Carbide on Re(0001) Induced by Strong Carbon-Metal Interaction.},
  author={Yue Qi and Caixia Meng and Xiaozhi Xu and Bing Deng and Nannan Han and Mengxi Liu and Min Le Thi Hong and Yanxiao Ning and Kaihui Liu and Jijun Zhao and Qiang Fu and Yuanchang Li and Yanfeng Zhang and Zhongfan Liu},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={139 48},
  pages={
          17574-17581
        }
}
During graphene growth on various transition metals in the periodic table, metal carbides always emerge to behave as complex intermediates. On VIII metals, metastable carbides usually evolve and then transform into graphene along the phase interfaces, and even no metal carbides can form on IB-IIB metals. In contrast, during graphene growth on group IVB-VIB metals, carbides are usually generated even before the evolution of graphene and stably exist throughout the whole growth process. However… CONTINUE READING