Layering and Layer-Critical-Point Transitions of Ethylene on Graphite

Qiming Zhang, Y. P. Feng, H. K. Kim, Moses Hung-Wai Chan

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Abstract

Results of an ac heat-capacity study of layering, melting, and layer-critical-point transitions of multilayer C2D4 on graphite are reported. The layer critical temperature is found to decrease towards the bulk triple melting point with increasing film thickness. The wetting transition also appeared to be pinned at the triple point. The layer-critical-point transition of a film between one and two layers is found to be 2D Ising type.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1456-1459
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume57
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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