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dc.contributorVirginia Tech. Physics Departmenten
dc.contributorInstitut fur Festkorperforschung. Kernforschungsanlage Jiilichen
dc.contributor.authorKroll, D. M.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-21T15:46:24Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-21T15:46:24Zen
dc.date.issued1987-04-15en
dc.identifier.citationKroll, D. M. (1987). New results in the theory of wetting transitions (invited). Journal of Applied Physics, 61(8), 3595-3600. doi: 10.1063/1.338686en
dc.identifier.issn0021-8979en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/52379en
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this contribution is to draw attention to some recent developments in the theory of wettingtransitions which may be of interest to the magnetism community. After presenting a qualitative discussion of wetting phenomena, the predictions of both the mean field and renormalization group (RG) theories of wetting with short range forces are reviewed. Recent Monte Carlo (MC) results are also described and possible causes of some of the discrepancies between the RG and MC results are discussed. Wetting phenomena in magnetic systems with a first_order bulk transition are considered and it is shown that metallic magnets and magnetic insulators (with short_range exchange) belong to different universality classes. Both the need for and the feasibility of experimental tests of the theory are emphasized.en
dc.format.extent7 pagesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherAmerican Institute of Physicsen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectMean field theoryen
dc.subjectWettingen
dc.subjectMonte Carlo methodsen
dc.subjectGroup theoryen
dc.subjectInsulatorsen
dc.titleNew results in the theory of wetting transitions (invited)en
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.contributor.departmentPhysicsen
dc.identifier.urlhttp://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jap/61/8/10.1063/1.338686en
dc.date.accessed2015-04-24en
dc.title.serialJournal of Applied Physicsen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1063/1.338686en
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