Ionic overlayers on corrugated Surfaces I: Melting

Seong-H, Mahanti-SD, Sen-S, and Cagin-T
Materials Theory and Modeling, 291, 233-237 (1993)


Using Molecular Dynamics simulation we have investigated the melting properties of a 2-dimensional system of ions interacting through a screened coulomb potential in the presence of a substrate. We focus on the role of substrate potential in the melting transition. The physical system we study is the stage 2 graphite intercalation compound RbC24 and a related system RbC24.57 whose intercalant density differs from the former by a small amount. Our results reveal the nature of melting processes characteristic of periodic domain walls.