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Physical Review B
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Melting transition of submonolayer xenon, krypton, and argon films on graphite: A computer simulation study

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Using the molecular dynamics simulation technique, I have studied the melting of submonolayer xenon, krypton, and argon films on graphite. I observe first-order melting of xenon which mimics the melting of an idealized two-dimensional film, first-order melting of krypton with the existence of an "incipient triple point," and continuous melting of argon over a temperature interval of approximately 7 K. The role of the graphite lateral substrate structure on the melting of these various rare-gas films is emphasized. The simulation experiments are consistent with a recent high-resolution x-ray experiment of melting by McTague et al. [Phys. Rev. B 25, 7765 (1982)]. © 1983 The American Physical Society.

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15 Dec 1983

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Physical Review B

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