Model for nonequilibrium wetting transitions in two dimensions

H Hinrichsen, R Livi, D Mukamel, A Politi

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Abstract

A simple two-dimensional (2D) model of a phase growing on a substrate is introduced. The model is characterized by an adsorption rate q, and a desorption rate p. It exhibits a wetting transition which may be viewed as an unbinding transition of an interface from a wall. For p = 1, the model may be mapped onto an exactly soluble equilibrium model exhibiting complete wetting with critical exponents gamma = 1/3 for the diverging interface width and x(0) = 1 for the zero-level occupation. For 0 < p not equal 1 a crossover to different exponents is observed which is related to a Kardar-Parisi-Zhang-type nonlinearity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2710-2713
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume79
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 1997

Keywords

  • ROUGHENING TRANSITION
  • INTERFACES

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Hinrichsen, H., Livi, R., Mukamel, D., & Politi, A. (1997). Model for nonequilibrium wetting transitions in two dimensions. Physical Review Letters, 79(14), 2710-2713.

Model for nonequilibrium wetting transitions in two dimensions. / Hinrichsen, H ; Livi, R ; Mukamel, D ; Politi, A .

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 79, No. 14, 06.10.1997, p. 2710-2713.

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Hinrichsen, H, Livi, R, Mukamel, D & Politi, A 1997, 'Model for nonequilibrium wetting transitions in two dimensions', Physical Review Letters, vol. 79, no. 14, pp. 2710-2713.
Hinrichsen H, Livi R, Mukamel D, Politi A. Model for nonequilibrium wetting transitions in two dimensions. Physical Review Letters. 1997 Oct 6;79(14):2710-2713.
Hinrichsen, H ; Livi, R ; Mukamel, D ; Politi, A . / Model for nonequilibrium wetting transitions in two dimensions. In: Physical Review Letters. 1997 ; Vol. 79, No. 14. pp. 2710-2713.
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