Li induced effects in the core level and pi-band electronic structure of graphene grown on C-face SiC
2015 (English)In: Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. A. Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films, ISSN 0734-2101, E-ISSN 1520-8559, Vol. 33, no 6, 061405Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Studies of the effects induced in the electronic structure after Li deposition, and subsequent heating, on graphene samples prepared on C-face SiC are reported. The as prepared graphene samples are essentially undoped, but after Li deposition, the Dirac point shifts down to 1.2 eV below the Fermi level due to electron doping. The shape of the C 1s level also indicates a doping concentration of around 10(14) cm(-2) after Li deposition, when compared with recent calculated results of core level spectra of graphene. The C 1s, Si 2p, and Li 1s core level results show little intercalation directly after deposition but that most of the Li has intercalated after heating at 280 degrees C. Heating at higher temperatures leads to desorption of Li from the sample, and at 1030 degrees C, Li can no longer be detected on the sample. The single pi-band observable from multilayer C-face graphene samples in conventional angle resolved photoelectron spectroscopy is reasonably sharp both on the initially prepared sample and after Li deposition. After heating at 280 degrees C, the p-band appears more diffuse and possibly split. The Dirac point becomes located at 0.4 eV below the Fermi level, which indicates occurrence of a significant reduction in the electron doping concentration. Constant energy photoelectron distribution patterns extracted from the as prepared graphene C-face sample and also after Li deposition and heating at 280 degrees C look very similar to earlier calculated distribution patterns for monolayer graphene. (C) 2015 Author(s).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2015. Vol. 33, no 6, 061405
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123832DOI: 10.1116/1.4927856ISI: 000365503800032OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-123832DiVA: diva2:892863
Funding Agencies|Swedish Natural Research Council [621-2011-4252]; Swedish Natural Research Council (Linnaeus Grant)2016-01-112016-01-112016-03-11Bibliographically approved