Infinite-order transitions in density-functional models of wetting

K. Koga, J. O. Indekeu, B. Widom

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    Abstract

    A class of density-functional models for wetting transitions is defined. A necessary condition for the transitions to be of higher than first order is derived. A locus of wetting transitions in the plane of two model field variables is determined on which there are states of first-order and of higher-order, including infinite-order, transitions. The observed behavior is rationalized via a different but related, analytically soluble model.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number036101
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume104
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 19 2010

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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