Single pentagon in a hexagonal carbon lattice revealed by scanning tunneling microscopy

B. An, S. Fukuyama, K. Yokogawa, M. Yoshimura, M. Egashira, Y. Korai, I. Mochida

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Abstract

The electronic structure of a single pentagon in a hexagonal carbon lattice has been revealed on an atomic scale by scanning tunneling microscopy. The pentagon is located at the apex of the conical protuberance of the graphitic particle. The enhanced charge density localized at each carbon atom in the pentagon is identified, and the ringlike pattern of the (√3×√3)R30° superstructure of graphite is clearly observed around the pentagon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3696-3698
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume78
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 4 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    An, B., Fukuyama, S., Yokogawa, K., Yoshimura, M., Egashira, M., Korai, Y., & Mochida, I. (2001). Single pentagon in a hexagonal carbon lattice revealed by scanning tunneling microscopy. Applied Physics Letters, 78(23), 3696-3698. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1377859