Department of Physics Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

11-1989

Publication Source

Physical Review A

Volume

40

Issue

9

Start Page

5220

Last Page

5223

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevA.40.5220

Abstract

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.

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© 1989 American Physical Society. You van view the original article at: https://journals.aps.org/pra/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevA.40.5220

Comments

At the time of publication, author Douglas J. Durian was affiliated with Cornell University. Currently, he is a faculty member at the Physics Department at the University of Pennsylvania.

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