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Structure of an n-butane monolayer adsorbed on magnesium oxide (100)

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.74.085421 DOI Help

Authors: T. Arnold (Diamond Light Source) , S. Chanaa (University of Tennessee, USA.) , S. Clarke (University of Cambridge, UK) , R. Cook (University of Tennessee, USA.) , J. Larese (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA.)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Physical Review B , VOL 74 (8)

State: Published (Approved)
Published: August 2006

Abstract: Neutron diffraction has been used to characterize the structure of the solid phase of the completed monolayer of n butane on the MgO(100) surface at low temperature. The monolayer is found to adopt a commensurate structure with lattice constants a=29.47 Å and b=4.21 Å, P2gg symmetry and four molecules in the unit cell. Excellent agreement with the experimental diffraction pattern is realized, using a Lorenztian profile to describe the line shape.

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Physics

Facility: ISIS; ILL