Wetting transitions of Ne

M. J. Bojan, G. Stan, S. Curtarolo, W. A. Steele, M. W. Cole

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We report studies of the wetting behavior of Ne on very weakly attractive surfaces, carried out with the grand canonical Monte Carlo method. The Ne-Ne interaction was taken to be of Lennard-Jones form, while the Ne-surface interaction was derived from an ab initio calculation of Chizmeshya et al. [J. Low Temp. Phys. 110, 677 (1998)]. Nonwetting behavior was found for Li, Rb, and Cs in the temperature regime explored (i.e., [Formula Presented] Drying behavior was manifested in a depleted fluid density near the Cs surface. In contrast, for the case of Mg (a more attractive potential) a prewetting transition was found near [Formula Presented] This temperature was found to shift slightly when a corrugated potential was used instead of a uniform potential. The isotherm shape and the density profiles did not differ qualitatively between these cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)864-873
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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