Orientational order in xenon fluid monolayers on single crystals of exfoliated graphite.


The melting transition of Xe monolayers adsorbed on a single-crystal exfoliated graphite substrate has been studied by high-resolution synchrotron x-ray scattering. At temperatures slightly above the melting transition the fluid phase has a high degree of orientational order. The results are discussed in the context of current theories of two-dimensional… (More)


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