Geometry-induced phase transition in fluids: Capillary prewetting

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Yatsyshin, Petr ; Savva, Nikos ; Kalliadasis, Serafim (2013)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
  • Journal: Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics (issn: 1539-3755)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.87.020402
  • Subject: QA75 | Condensed Matter - Soft Condensed Matter
    arxiv: Physics::Fluid Dynamics | Condensed Matter::Soft Condensed Matter

We report a new first-order phase transition preceding capillary condensation and corresponding to the discontinuous formation of a curved liquid meniscus. Using a mean-field microscopic approach based on the density functional theory we compute the complete phase diagr... View more
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