Helium atoms are strongly attracted to the interstitial channels within a bundle of carbon nanotubes. The strong corrugation of the axial potential within a channel can produce a lattice gas system wherein the weak mutual attraction between atoms in neighboring channels induces a transition to an anisotropic condensed phase. At low temperatures, the specific heat of the adsorbate phase (with fewer than 2% of the atoms) greatly exceeds that of the host.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)