Trends of elemental adsorption on graphene

Hantarto Widjaja, Mohammednoor Altarawneh, Zhong Tao Jiang

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Adding impurities or doping through adsorption is an effective way to tailor the properties of graphene-based materials. The capability of making predictions with regard to the trends of elemental adsorption on graphene is crucial to a better understanding of the more complex adsorption cases. It also provides useful guidelines for fabricating 2D graphene materials with novel properties. In this review, we show trends of elemental adsorption on graphene with elements of the periodic table, based on previous studies and supplemented with our recent calculations. We also discuss the effects of atomic ratios on some properties of this element-adsorbed graphene system. Trends of properties studied include binding energy, most stable site, adatom height, migration energy, Fermi energy shift, graphene distortion, magnetization, charge transfer, and electronic energy band gap at Fermi energy. Certainly, there is ample scope to investigate the electronic structures of elemental adsorption on graphene based on period and group of the periodic table, and atomic ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-447
Number of pages11
JournalCanadian Journal of Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Adatom
  • Adsorption
  • Band gap
  • DFT
  • Graphene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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