Excitation spectrum and thermodynamic properties of liquid films in cylindrical pores

Milton W. Cole, W. F. Saam

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Abstract

We examine the dynamic and thermodynamic properties of adsorbed liquid films in cylindrical cavities. We find a dynamical stability limit for the thickness of films adsorbed uniformly on the walls. This limit is shown to coincide with a thermodynamic stability limit which depends on both substrate and capillary forces. The Kelvin equation describing capillary condensation is generalized to include the substrate interaction. The low-temperature properties of the films are calculated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)985-988
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume32
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 1974

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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