Moiré patterns observed in bi layer graphene irradiated with high energetic protons

D. H. Galvan, A. Posada Amarillas, S. Mejía, C. Wing, M. José-Yacamán

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Customarily, it is likely that irradiated graphene yield indication of perturbations induced by irradiation. High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM) analysis has been performed on proton irradiated graphene. The analysis indicates the existence of Moiré patterns produced by the rotations induced by the irradiation in between planes. The rotations measured fluctuate between 3 and 5 degrees respectively. These rotations may influence the electronic properties of the material under investigation. In order to explain the observed rotations in between planes, theoretical analysis were performed under the scheme of extended Hückel tight-binding method. Average total energy of the system was careful analyzed throughout the experiment composed of two graphene layers with two carbon vacancies and then the replaced carbons were intercalated in between the two layers. The results obtained indicate that the system remain semi metallic. Moreover, the theoretical results yielded that the 3 degree rotation is favored, although the 5 degree rotation is not discarded. Furthermore, energy bands as well as total and projected DOS were performed in order to provide more information about the electronic changes induced by the rotations applied to the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChallenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameChallenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics
ISSN (Print)2542-4491
ISSN (Electronic)2542-4483


  • Energy bands
  • Graphene
  • Rotated diffraction patterns
  • Tight-bind

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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