Surface freezing in binary mixtures of chain molecules. I. Alkane mixtures

E. Sloutskin, X. Z. Wu, T. B. Peterson, O. Gang, B. M. Ocko, E. B. Sirota, M. Deutsch

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Abstract

Surface freezing in molten mixtures of alkanes was studied. X-ray surface scattering and surface tension measurements were used for the purpose. Results showed that for pure alkanes, a crystalline monolayer was formed at the surface a few degrees above the bulk freezing temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031605
Pages (from-to)316051-3160513
Number of pages2844463
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume68
Issue number3 1
StatePublished - Sep 2003

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