Orientational ordering of commensurate Fe(CO)5 monolayers on graphite
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Elastic neutron diffraction and Mössbauer spectroscopy have been used to study the structure, orientational-disordering (OD) transition, and melting of an Fe(CO)5 submonolayer adsorbed on Grafoil. The OD transition occurs between 150 and 167 K from a two-sublattice (√7×√21) structure to a nearly (√7×√7) phase in which the molecules are believed to rotate about the surface normal. Mössbauer spectra exhibit a more abrupt variation with temperature near melting at 170 K than through the OD transition.
Phys. Rev. B 27, 5864-5867 (1983)