Zigzag gas phases on holey adsorbed layers

Hideaki Teshima, Naoto Nakamura, Qin Yi Li, Yasuyuki Takata, Koji Takahashi

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We report for the first time a zigzag-shaped gas phase at a highly-ordered pyrolytic graphite/water interface. The novel shape of the gaseous domain is triggered by the holes of the underlying solid-like layers, which are composed of air molecules. Specifically, many holes were created by heating in the thin solid-like layers, which roughened them. The gas domains that formed on these layers deformed from circular to zigzag-shaped as the contact lines expanded while avoiding the holes of the underlying layers. We explained the formation and growth processes of these gas structures in terms of thin film growth, which varies with the mobility of the constituent molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44854-44859
Number of pages6
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number73
Publication statusPublished - Nov 30 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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