Physical Review B
The melting and solidification of Pb thin films on pyrolytic graphite are investigated in situ by reflection high-energy electron diffraction. Thin films with thicknesses of 4-150 monolayers are investigated. The surface morphology of the thin films were studied by scanning electron microscopy. Superheating of the Pb thin films by 4±2 to 12±2 K is observed from diffraction intensity measurements. Upon cooling the substrate, the Pb on graphite is seen to supercool by ∼69±4 K.
Original Publication Citation
Zhang, Z. H., Kulatunga, P., & Elsayed-Ali, H. E. (1997). Reflection high-energy electron-diffraction study of melting and solidification of Pb on graphite. Physical Review B, 56(7), 4141-4148. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.56.4141
Zhang, Z. H.; Kulatunga, P.; and Elsayed-Ali, H. E., "Reflection High-Energy Electron-Diffraction Study of Melting and Solidification of Pb on Graphite" (1997). Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty Publications. 114.