Commensurate-uniaxial-incommensurate transition of monolayer nitrogen on graphite

Q. M. Zhang, H. K. Kim, M. H.W. Chan

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Heat-capacity measurements were made to study the orientational-ordering transition of N2 on graphite in commensurate and incommensurate phases. Whereas a sharp heat-capacity peak was observed in the commensurate (C) and striped or uniaxial-incommensurate (UI) phases, only a broad and weak anomaly was found in the triangular-incommensurate phase. These heat-capacity traces show regions of coexistence indicating the C-UI transition to be first order.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1820-1823
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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