Size effect contributions to the chemical potential of a film

N. K. Mahale, M. W. Cole

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Abstract

The contributions of zero point and thermal excitations to the chemical potential of a liquid film are computed. The continuum approximation is made. Both bulk and surface waves are included. The effects are found to be small relative to the Van der Waals contribution in the case of a He film.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-318
Number of pages8
JournalSurface Science
Volume172
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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