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1997 | 91 | 3 | 569-582
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Topographic and Energetic Heterogeneity Studies of Oxidized Graphite Surface by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy/Spectroscopy and Photoelectron Spectroscopy

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Scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy are used to study oxidation effects of nitric acid on a highly-oriented pyrolytic graphite surface. Various etching times at constant temperature are applied in order to create local binding sites on the surface without creating deep defects. A single and paired chains structure, different from pure graphite at atomic scale, is shown by scanning tunneling microscopy. This can be explained by the presence of oxygenate groups on the surface, revealed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Both scanning tunneling spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy demonstrate the vanishing of π bands characteristic of sp^{2} graphite hybridization. This, in turn, can be explained by dehybridization related to new bondings of the graphite carbons in the oxygenate groups. An important result of area averaging spectroscopy is the observed energetic heterogeneity considered in terms of the changes of local electronic density of states of the oxidized surface.
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91
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3
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569-582
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1997-03
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1996-07-09
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1996-10-01
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  • Department of Solid State Physics, University of Łódź, Pomorska 149/153, 90-236 Łódź, Poland
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