Synthesis of Extended Atomically Perfect Zigzag Graphene - Boron Nitride Interfaces

R. Drost, Kezilebieke Shawulienu, Mikko Ervasti, Sampsa Hämäläinen, F. Schulz, A. Harju, P. Liljeroth

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The combination of several materials into heterostructures is a powerful method for controlling material properties. The integration of graphene (G) with hexagonal boron nitride (BN) in particular has been heralded as a way to engineer the graphene band structure and implement spin- and valleytronics in 2D materials. Despite recent efforts, fabrication methods for well-defined G-BN structures on a large scale are still lacking. We report on a new method for producing atomically well-defined G-BN structures on an unprecedented length scale by exploiting the interaction of G and BN edges with a Ni(111) surface as well as each other.
Original languageEnglish
Article number16741
Pages (from-to)1-8
JournalScientific Reports
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • graphene
  • hexagonal boron nitride
  • scanning tunneling microscopy
  • Two-dimensional materials


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  • ERC Liljeroth (ERC)

    Liljeroth, P., Shawulienu, K., Banerjee, K., Drost, R. & Schulz, F.


    Project: EU: ERC grants

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