Neutron diffraction from ethylene adsorbed on graphite

S. K. Satija, L. Passell, J. Eckert, W. Ellenson, H. Patterson

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Abstract

A neutron-diffraction study of deuterated-ethylene overlayers on graphite basal planes reveals the existence of three distinct adsorbed solid phases as well as the coexistence of adsorbed and bulk phases at higher coverages. Evidence of a surface wetting transition involving transfer of molecules from the bulk to adsorbed phase is also obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-414
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

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