Critical adsorption in a well-defined geometry

R. Garcia, S. Scheidemantel, K. Knorr, M. H.W. Chan

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The critical adsorption of nitrogen inside a capacitor gap with a simple parallel plate geometry and open gap of 3 μm was measured. The analogous phenomenon of critical adsorption in binary fluids near the critical demixing point was confirmed. The results demonstrate a monotonic increase in the adsorption between t=5×10-4 and t=10-6, which was consistent with theoretical prediction and without any indication of desorption. It was shown that the adsorption saturates below t=3x×10-6.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number056111
Pages (from-to)561111-561119
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number5 2
StatePublished - Nov 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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