Melting transitions of CF4 on graphite

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

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Different melting behaviors of different solid phases of CF4 on graphite in the near-monolayer-completion region were observed with an ac heat-capacity technique. The melting transitions from the commensurate (2×2) phase and the I(S) phase, an incommensurate phase of higher density than the (2×2) phase, are found to be strongly first order. In contrast, the melting from the even-higher-density hexagonal incommensurate phase was found to be two-step melting process, similar to the melting of Ar on graphite at submonolayer coverages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5149-5152
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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