Adsorption of quantum gases on curved surfaces

Daniel E. Shai, Milton W. Cole, Paul E. Lammert

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Abstract

The statistical mechanical behavior of quantum gases adsorbed on various surfaces is analyzed. The specific surfaces explored are (a) a finite and an infinite plane, (b) a circular and/or square disk, (c) a sphere, (d) a cylinder, and (e) a cone. The approximation is made that the particles are confined to the close vicinity of the specified surface by a holding potential. As expected, quantum size and statistical effects are large at low temperature, while at high temperature the limiting behavior is that of a classical two-dimensional gas on a flat surface. An application to the surface separation of HD or D 2 from H 2 is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-79
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Volume147
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Shai, Daniel E. ; Cole, Milton W. ; Lammert, Paul E. / Adsorption of quantum gases on curved surfaces. In: Journal of Low Temperature Physics. 2007 ; Vol. 147, No. 1-2. pp. 59-79.
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In: Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Vol. 147, No. 1-2, 01.04.2007, p. 59-79.

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