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Computer Simulations of the Wetting Properties of Neon on Heterogeneous Surfaces

Authors
  • Curtarolo, S.
  • Cole, M. W.
  • Bojan, M. J.
  • Steele, W. A.
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Aug 28, 1998
Submission Date
Aug 26, 1998
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.59.4402
arXiv ID: cond-mat/9808299
Source
arXiv
License
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Abstract

We use the grand canonical Monte Carlo method to study the nature of wetting transitions on a variety of heterogeneous surfaces. The model system we explore, Ne adsorption on Mg, is one for which a prewetting transition has been found in our previous simulations. We find that the first order transition present on the flat surface is absent from the rough surface. Nevertheless, the resulting isotherms are, in some cases, so close to being discontinuous that the distinction would be difficult to discern in most experiments.

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