We use the variational theorem to evaluate the domain of parameter space such that some film exists on a given surface. This is accomplished by determining the binding energy variationally for a monolayer film at T=0. The He results are for the most part consistent with those of Cheng, et al., for the domain of wetting films. New results for H2 are compared with calculated parameters of noble gas adsorption potentials.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics