Dynamics of interfacial wetting near the roughening transition

M. Grant, Kimmo Kaski, K. Kankaala

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Theoretical and computer simulation results are presented for the effect of fluctuations on the dynamics of layer growth during complete wetting. For example, in two dimensions the authors predict a crossover in the dynamics of the layer thickness W, from Lipowsky's result, W approximately t1/4, for all non-zero temperatures in a lattice-gas system, to W approximately (ln t)1/2 at zero temperature (the roughening transition temperature) for intermediate times. Simulations of wetting in the three-state chiral Potts model give W approximately tpsi , where Psi is 0.25+or-0.03 for temperatures T>or=0.6 Tc, where Tc is the critical temperature, while the effective exponent Psi monotonically decreases with T below this temperature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L571-L577
JournalJournal of physics A: Mathematical and general
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1987
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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