Wetting transitions of Ne

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report studies of the wetting behavior of Ne on very weakly attractive surfaces, carried out with the grand canonical Monte Carlo method. The Ne-Ne interaction was taken to be of Lennard-Jones form, while the Ne-surface interaction was derived from an ab initio calculation of Chizmeshya et al. [J. Low Temp. Phys. 110, 677 (1998)]. Nonwetting behavior was found for Li, Rb, and Cs in the temperature regime explored (i.e., [Formula Presented] Drying behavior was manifested in a depleted fluid density near the Cs surface. In contrast, for the case of Mg (a more attractive potential) a prewetting transition was found near [Formula Presented] This temperature was found to shift slightly when a corrugated potential was used instead of a uniform potential. The isotherm shape and the density profiles did not differ qualitatively between these cases. © 1999 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bojan, MJ; Stan, G; Curtarolo, S; Steele, WA; Cole, MW

Published Date

  • January 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 864 - 873

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1063-651X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevE.59.864

Citation Source

  • Scopus