Systematic model behavior of adsorption on flat surfaces

R. A. Trasca, M. W. Cole, R. D. Diehl

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The study of the pressure temperature threshold of absorption on flat surfaces was presented. The surfaces were assumed to be atomically smooth and perfect so they conform to the 2D approximation. Employing the equilibrium condition between the film and vapor, an equation relating P to θ and T was found and reduced to a universal equation. A comparison between the noninteracting and interacting models which showed that the effect of interactions was to enhance the onset of adsorption, which occurs at lower pressure than in the noninteracting case was also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number041605
Pages (from-to)416051-416056
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number4 1
StatePublished - Oct 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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