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Title: HOW UNIVERSAL IS CRITICAL-POINT WETTING
Authors: Indekeu, Joseph # ×
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Series Title: Physica. A: Statistical and theoretical physics vol:177 issue:1-3 pages:428-436
Abstract: The phase transition from partial to complete wetting and its relation to bulk and surface critical phenomena are examined for various categories of wetting problems. Landau theory calculations are combined with scaling arguments. Complete wetting near the bulk critical point ("critical-point wetting" as proposed by Cahn, and developed systematically by Nakanishi and Fisher) appears associated with the presence of spontaneous or imposed surface order at the bulk critical point, T(c). Conversely, partial wetting near T(c) appears associated with a vanishing surface order parameter at T(c). Thus, partial and complete wetting appear associated with distinct universality classes of surface critical phenomena.
ISSN: 0378-4371
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
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