Table 3: Binding energy ( 𝐸 b i n ), wire-graphite bond distance ( 𝑑 G S W ), metal-metal distance of bare wire ( 𝑑 m m ( B W ) ) and graphite-supported wires ( 𝑑 m m ( G S W ) ), the zigzag angle ( 𝜃 ) is shown in Figure  9(c).

Wires 𝐸 b i n (eV) 𝑑 G S W (Å) 𝑑 m m ( G S W ) (Å) 𝑑 m m ( B W ) (Å) 𝜃 (°)

Au −1.78 2.08 2.68 2.61 133.2
Pt −3.29 1.95 2.54 2.39 151.1