Surface reconstruction is known to be extremely important for Si, the material of 20th century electronics. However, surface reconstruction has been much less studied for graphite. One of the reasons might be graphite's limited use in electronics because fabrication of ordered graphite substrates is difficult.
I've always believed that graphite isn't much used in semiconductor tech since it isn't a metalloid and conducts in an entirely different manner, probably making doping not work. This reason is new to me, but quite interesting.
I can sort of guess why "fabrication of ordered graphite substrates is difficult" — I'm not too sure though.
At any rate, I'd like to know more about it. Exactly why is such fabrication difficult?