We report a surface x-ray diffraction study of diffuse scattering from Pb(110). We reproduce the observations by Fuoss et al. [Phys Rev. Lett. 60, 2046 (1988)]. However, a more extended examination of the observed diffuse intensity demonstrates that it cannot be caused by scattering from a melted surface film. We show that the intensity is due to thermal diffuse scattering.

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van Pinxteren, H. M., Chandavarkar, S., Huisman, W. J., Gay, J. M., & Vlieg, E. (1995). Thermal diffuse scattering from surface-melted Pb(110). Phys. Rev. B, 51, 14753–14755.