Thermodynamic measurement on the melting of a two-dimensional electron solid

D. C. Glattli, Eva Andrei, F. I.B. Williams

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Abstract

Absoulute specific-heat measurements are presented for the solid phase and upper limit of 0.2kB per particle is established for the change in entropy on melting. The results support the dislocation-pairunbinding model of Kosterlitz and Thouless.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)420-423
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume60
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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