Infinite-order transitions in density-functional models of wetting

Kenichiro 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

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Infinite-order transitions in density-functional models of wetting. / Koga, Kenichiro; Indekeu, J. O.; Widom, B.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 104, No. 3, 036101, 19.01.2010.

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