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Critical point wetting: The effect of hydrodynamical and steric interfacial interactions

Authors
Journal
Physics Letters A
0375-9601
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
129
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0375-9601(88)90359-3

Abstract

Abstract It is shown for the first time that the capillary waves and hydrodynamic correlations in an adsorbed film of a simple fluid provide incomplete wetting in some vicinity of the critical point T c. On approaching T c the film thickness grows infinitely and the wetting angle tends to zero due to the steric repulsion between the film-bulk fluid interface and the substrate.

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