Neutron-scattering study of ethylene motions on graphite surfaces

B. H. Grier, L. Passell, J. Eckert, H. Patterson, D. Richter, R. J. Rollefson

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Quasielastic and inelastic, incoherent scattering of neutrons has been used to probe the diffusional and vibrational motions of ethylene molecules on graphite basal-plane surfaces. The experimentally observed dynamical response is found to agree reasonably well with molecular-dynamics simulations of ethylene films under similar conditions of coverage and temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)814-817
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1984


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