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Title: LINE TENSION AT WETTING - FINITE-SIZE EFFECTS AND SCALING FUNCTIONS
Authors: Indekeu, Joseph ×
DOBBS, HT #
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: EDITIONS PHYSIQUE
Series Title: Journal de physique. I vol:4 issue:1 pages:77-85
Abstract: We study the effect of finite system size on the tension tau of a three-phase contact line. This is especially important in systems with forces that are sufficiently long-ranged for tau to diverge in the thermodynamic limit. Near wetting phase transitions we propose an anisotropic finite-size scaling hypothesis, which takes into account the effect of thermal capillary-wave fluctuations. The singular behaviour of tau near a first-order wetting transition is analyzed. Scaling functions are calculated explicitly in the mean-field regime, which includes the physically most common systems with van der Waals forces in dimension d = 3.
ISSN: 1155-4304
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
× corresponding author
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