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Physical Review A
The wetting layer formed by a phase-separated binary liquid mixture in contact with a glass substrate is observed to have a large nonequilibrium response in thickness to small temperature perturbations. An independent theoretical and physical picture is developed, which also provides a direct means of measuring the forces responsible for wetting and their effect on the dynamics of diffusion-limited interfacial motion. As an example, the curvature and anharmonicity of the minimum in the effective interface potential are found.
© 1989 American Physical Society. You van view the original article at: https://journals.aps.org/pra/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevA.40.5220
Durian, D. J., & Franck, C. (1989). Temperature-Driven Motion of a Wetting Layer. Physical Review A, 40 (9), 5220-5223. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.40.5220
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