Title: First-order and critical wetting of alkanes on water
Authors: Bertrand, E ×
Dobbs, Harvey
Broseta, D
Indekeu, Joseph
Bonn, D
Meunier, J #
Issue Date: Aug-2000
Publisher: American physical soc
Series Title: Physical Review Letters vol:85 issue:6 pages:1282-1285
Abstract: Ellipsometry measurements of the wetting behavior of different alkanes on water show a sequence of two wetting transitions: a first-order (discontinuous) transition followed by a critical (continuous) one. We report temperature-induced wetting transitions for different alkanes and a novel pressure-induced wetting transition for an alkane mixture. The experiments enable us to determine the global wetting phase diagram as a function of chain length and temperature which we subsequently calculate theoretically. The two transition lines are found to be approximately parallel, in accordance with basic theoretical arguments.
ISSN: 0031-9007
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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