Studies of the orientational ordering transition in nitrogen adsorbed on graphite

A. D. Migone, H. K. Kim, Moses Hung-Wai Chan, J. Talbot, D. J. Tildesley, W. A. Steele

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Abstract

High-precision heat-capacity and molecular-dynamics-simulation studies on the orientational transition of nitrogen molecules adsorbed on graphite are reported here. The peak in the heat-capacity data is rather narrow and shows no observable finite-size effects. The simulation studies show that, in addition to the loss of orientational order in the plane of the surface, significant reorientation in the direction perpendicular to the surface is also found as temperature is increased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-195
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1983

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Migone, A. D., Kim, H. K., Chan, M. H-W., Talbot, J., Tildesley, D. J., & Steele, W. A. (1983). Studies of the orientational ordering transition in nitrogen adsorbed on graphite. Physical Review Letters, 51(3), 192-195. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.51.192