Two-dimensional fluids in a periodic external potential: Intercalation in graphite

Omar A. Karim, Bernard Pettitt

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An inhomogeneous anisotropic integral equation theory is used to predict the sixfold pattern of intensity in the structure factor for graphite intercalation compounds. The competition of length scales implied by particle size and the underlying lattice through the interplay of the liquid packing structure with the graphitic external field is shown to be responsible for the observed halo-like features in S(k). By using a density functional motivated ansatz no explicit truncation of the angular Fourier components of the density distributions was necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-77
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 29 1987
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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