Wetting of spherical surfaces by quantum fluids

E. Susana Hernández, M. W. Cole, Massimo Boninsegni

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We study adsorption of atoms and fluids on spherical surfaces and present results for helium on weak to moderately strong adsorbers such as Cs, Li and Mg. We investigate the growth of a helium film as a function of the number of atoms, by means of a finite range density functional theory. We identify a crossover between nonadsorption and weak adsorption as the sphere radius increases. Path Integral Monte Carlo simulations provide semiquantitative support to these predictions

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-314
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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