New publication


Our extensive experimental and theoretical study of structural and electronic properties of modulated graphene on Ir(3332) was published in reputable journal – CARBON under the title:  Step-induced faceting and related electronic effects for graphene on Ir(332)

CARBON-published September 2016. DOI:
September 2016

ARPES measurements at synchrotron SOLEIL


It was our second run at the station Antares on synchrotron SOLEIL during the project. We have studied valence band properties of graphene on Ir(332) by means of Angle Resolved Photo-Emission Spectroscopy. (1) Building of the synchrotron SOLEIL (2) nano-ARPES machine at Antares station (3) the sample holder (4) Iva Šrut Rakić, Vesna Mikšić Trontl and Jose Avila taking data at the station (5) Project leader Petar Pervan and Principal beamline scientist Maria Carmen Asensio.

June 2016.

Research results presented at JVC-16 Conference

Vesna Mikšić Trontl presented our preliminary results of growth of graphene from benzene on Ir(111) surface at  JVC-16 International conference taking place in Portorož, Slovenia, 6-10. June. 2016.

June 2016.

Seminar at University of Split

The recent results of the project “Periodically strained graphene; structural and electronic properties” have been presented to the researchers and students of Faculty of Sciences, University of Split by the project leader, Petar Pervan. The host of the seminar was Prof. Ivica Aviani.

June 2016.

 New publication

Our research on electronic properties of graphene on Ir(111) intercalated by lithium was published in American Physical Society journal

Phys. Rev. B 92, 245215 – published 10 December 2015. PDF
December 2015

Project popularization

Dominik Vugrinec

For two weeks the guest of our Laboratory was Croatian student from American school in Arab Emirates – Dominik Vugrinec. He was introduced to the project “Periodically strained graphene; structural and electronic properties” working on small projects e.g. construction of Ir vicinal surface using silicon spheres (see photo).

December 2015.

 The project presented at national TV


The project “Periodically strained graphene; structural and electronic properties” has been presented to general public by national TV within the program Znanstveni krugovi (HTV 1)

You can watch the program following the link

October 2015

Research results presented at GraphITA conference

Iva Šrut Rakić presented a part of  our research results on the GrapITA conference taking place in Bologna, Italy, 15-18.September. 2015. under the title “Effects of the nanoscale structural modulation on graphene’s electronic  structure“. At the Conference Iva was awarded a prize for the best presentation.

September 2015

Visit to the laboratory


Two winners of the 2014/15 national competition in physics have visited our Institute and Laboratory for surface physics and supported nanostructures. Our young visitors were  introduced to the project activities and future plans by Dr. Vesna Mikšić Tront and PhD student Ivan Jedovnicki.

July 2015

Iva Šrut Rakić defended doctoral thesis


Iva Šrut Rakić, the project team member, has defended her doctoral thesis “Manipulation of Dirac electrons through the nanoscale modulation of epitaxial graphene” at the University of Zagreb.


PHOTO: Iva Šrut Rakić and Ivo Pletikosić at NSLS at BNL during 2014 experiment.

May 2015

DPG Spring Meeting, Berlin

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At the 29 DPG Spring Meeting in Berlin we have presented part of our research on alkali metal intercalation of graphene on Ir(111) under the title “Ir(111) surface state stability against Li adsorption: role of graphene” The talk was given by P. Pervan

April 2015

Measurements at Nano-centre University Rijeka


In collaboration with Prof. dr. Mladen Petravić, head of Centre for micro and nano science and technology we have studied electronic structure of graphene on Ir intercalated by alkali metals by means of X-ray Photoemission Spectroscopy (XPS)

May 2015