Surface pressure in solid-on-solid models

Joel De Coninck, Sabine Limbourg, Charles Newman

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Abstract

Microscopic models of the solid-on-solid type were considered to describe the surface pressure of monolayers and bilayers on top of another layer in two and three dimensions. The two interfaces, above and below the film, were studied in simultaneous thermal equilibrium without imposing a fixed profile for the first fluid or solid. It is shown that the associated mean field approximation leads to an exact determination of the surface pressure isotherms revealing the possible existence of plateaux, typical of first-order phase transitions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)819-823
Number of pages5
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume244
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 1994

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  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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Surface pressure in solid-on-solid models. / De Coninck, Joel; Limbourg, Sabine; Newman, Charles.

In: Thin Solid Films, Vol. 244, No. 1-2, 15.05.1994, p. 819-823.

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De Coninck, Joel ; Limbourg, Sabine ; Newman, Charles. / Surface pressure in solid-on-solid models. In: Thin Solid Films. 1994 ; Vol. 244, No. 1-2. pp. 819-823.
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