The electronic properties of two-dimensional (2D) materials, like graphene, are of considerable fundamental interest. This paper describes how physically adsorbed films probe these properties. The cases of an ideal 2D free electron gas and graphene are examined, with explicit results found for an adsorbed He film. In the free electron case, the scattering is proportional to the 2D structure factor of the film. Results are presented for He on graphene and the free electron gas in both the low coverage and fully commensurate limits.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- General Materials Science
- Condensed Matter Physics