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Title: WETTING AT TRIPLE JUNCTIONS AND THE UNIVERSALITY OF WETTING NEAR CRITICAL POINTS
Authors: Indekeu, Joseph ×
NIKAS, YJ #
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: Published for the American Physical Society by the American Institute of Physics
Series Title: Physical Review B, Condensed Matter vol:44 issue:20 pages:11437-11440
Abstract: Triple junctions (i.e., boundaries where three systems meet) constitute an interesting geometry for wetting phenomena. We study an Ising model of a triple junction, using Landau theory and scaling arguments. Various phenomena are predicted, from the familiar critical-point wetting to the opposite, critical-point dewetting. The latter prevails when fluctuations are taken into account. A comparison of wetting at triple junctions with wetting at walls and wetting at grain boundaries indicates an interesting universality. Critical-point wetting occurs whenever the surface displays (spontaneous or imposed) order at the bulk critical point.
ISSN: 0163-1829
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
× corresponding author
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