Stability of helium and hydrogen films

Carlo Carraro, Milton W. Cole

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We use the variational theorem to evaluate the domain of parameter space such that some film exists on a given surface. This is accomplished by determining the binding energy variationally for a monolayer film at T=0. The He results are for the most part consistent with those of Cheng, et al., for the domain of wetting films. New results for H2 are compared with calculated parameters of noble gas adsorption potentials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-600
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Nov 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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