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An Interface Phase Transition: Complete to Partial Wetting

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Author(s)

Michael R. Moldover, John W. Cahn

Abstract

When two fluid phases are near a critical point, one of them will be excluded from contact with any third phase that happens to be present by a wetting film of the other critical phase. A simple and quite general strategy that may be used to induce a phase transition from complete wetting of the third phase to incomplete wetting is to add a new component to the fluid phases chosen to drive the two phases away from their critical point. This strategy is illustrated for methanol-cyclohexane mixtures.
Citation
Science
Volume
207
Issue
4435

Citation

Moldover, M. and Cahn, J. (1980), An Interface Phase Transition: Complete to Partial Wetting, Science, [online], https://doi.org/10.1126/science.207.4435.1073 (Accessed February 23, 2024)
Created March 7, 1980, Updated November 10, 2018