Commensurate adsorbed surface phases, particularly p×1 rectangular and 3×3 hexagonal phases, exhibit two (or more) classes of domain wall, reflecting a lower than ideal symmetry; these compete statistically and undergo wetting transitions. Scaling arguments and model calculations indicate that new types of continuous melting transitions, possibly already seen in Kr on graphite, can thereby arise.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical review letters|
|State||Published - 1982|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)