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Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Physical Review B

Volume

37

Issue

4

Publisher

American Physical Society

Publication Date

2-1988

First Page

2266

Last Page

2269

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevB.37.2266

Abstract

Synchrotron x-ray diffraction experiments reveal the adsorption of iron pentacarbonyl [Fe(CO)5] on graphite basal-plane surfaces to be an extreme example of incomplete wetting in which only one solid layer of film coexists with bulk particles. Upon heating through the monolayer melting point, the amount of coexisting bulk solid first increases and then decreases. This anomalous layering behavior has not been observed in other systems exhibiting incomplete wetting, and we suggest that it is related to the steric properties of the Fe(CO)5 molecule.

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http://prb.aps.org/abstract/PRB/v37/i4/p2266_1

Published by the American Physical Society in Physical Review B. Publisher PDF is available for download through the link above.

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