Thin-film profile on a heterogeneous surface

Milton W. Cole, E. Vittoratos

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We derive the shape of the interface between vapor and a physisorbed film on a substrate composed of two media. This represents a simple example of adsorption on a heterogeneous surface. The results are explained in terms of competition between the surface energy and potential energy due to the substrate. Applications to superfluid onset and third sound attenuation are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-230
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1976

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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