Measurement of the specific heat of the 2-d electron crystal

C. D. Glattli, E. Y. Andrei, F. I.B. Williams

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We measured the specific heat of a 2-D electron crystal above liquid Helium. For electronic temperatures Te≤0.8Tm, where Tm is the melting temperature, we found that the specific heat fits well a Debye model with renormalized elastic constants. At melting we observed no jump in the specific heat, indicating that the transition is of continuous order, in accord with the Kosterlitz-Thouless model of melting via unbinding of dislocations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)755-756
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue numberS3-1
StatePublished - Jan 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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