Experimental evidence of continuous melting of ethylene on graphite

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

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Heat-capacity measurements of ethylene on graphite in both the submonolayer and monolayer regions reveal a weak and broad anomaly relating to the melting transition of the overlayer. The findings in the submonolayer are in contrast to all previous studies in physisorbed systems, where sharp heat-capacity signals were observed. These results suggest that the melting of ethylene on graphite is a continuous transition for submonolayer as well as monolayer coverages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1579-1582
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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