Observation of a metastable state in monolayers of carbon tetrafluoride on graphite

S. E. Nagler*, P. Dutta, S. K. Sinha, P. M. Horn, D. E. Moncton

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Abstract

We find that the two-peak diffraction patterns seen in slightly incommensurate monolayers of CF4 adsorbed on graphite are metastable; the peak at the commensurate position shrinks, while the incommensurate peak grows, with time or with temperature cycling. Similar behavior is seen with ZYX and single-crystal exfoliated graphite substrates. Thus, there is no striped phase in this system, but rather a metastable coexistence of commensurate and incommensurate phases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2826-2829
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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