Filling transitions on rough surfaces: Inadequacy of Gaussian surface models

Dufour, Renaud, Semprebon, Ciro and Herminghaus, Stephan (2016) Filling transitions on rough surfaces: Inadequacy of Gaussian surface models. Physical Review E, 93 (3). ISSN 2470-0045

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We present numerical studies of wetting on various topographic substrates, including random topographies. We find good agreement with recent predictions based on an analytical interface-displacement-type theory, except that we find critical end points within the physical parameter range. As predicted, Gaussian random surfaces are found to behave qualitatively different from non-Gaussian topographies. This shows that Gaussian random processes as models for rough surfaces must be used with great care, if at all, in the context of wetting phenomena.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F300 Physics
G100 Mathematics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 22 May 2018 13:48
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 13:48

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