Orientation of N2O molecules adsorbed on Grafoil

R. Moreh, O. Shahal

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The nuclear resonance scattering of 6324-keV photons from 15N was used to study the tilt angles of N2O molecules adsorbed on graphite. It is shown that for a coverage n=0.8 and 1.3 commensurate √3 × √3 monolayers, at T=12 K, the N2O tilt angles are φ=4°±4° and φ=16°2°, respectively, with respect to the graphite planes. The orientation angle remains nearly the same between 12 K and ∼150 K, while the N2O film passes from a solid to a liquid and then to a gaseous phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1926-1931
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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