Coupled fluctuations near critical wetting

A O Parry, C J Boulter, P S Swain

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Recent work on the complete wetting transition has emphasized the role played by the coupling of fluctuations of the order parameter at the wall and at the depinning fluid interface. Extending this approach to the wetting transition itself we predict decoupling of fluctuations as the temperature is lowered towards the transition temperature T-W. Using this we are able to reanalyze recent Monte Carlo simulation studies and extract a value for the wetting parameter omega(T-W)similar or equal to 0.8 at T-W/T-C similar or equal to 0.9 in very good agreement with longstanding theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R5768-R5771
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review E: Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1995


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