Complete wetting of nanosculptured substrates.

@article{Tasinkevych2006CompleteWO,
  title={Complete wetting of nanosculptured substrates.},
  author={M Tasinkevych and Siegfried Dietrich},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={97 10},
  pages={
          106102
        }
}
Complete wetting of geometrically structured substrates by one-component fluids with long-ranged interactions is studied theoretically. We consider periodic arrays of rectangular or parabolic grooves and lattices of cylindrical or parabolic pits. We show that the midpoint interfacial heights within grooves and pits are related in the same way as for complete wedge and cone filling. For sufficiently deep cavities with vertical walls and small undersaturation, an effective planar scaling regime… CONTINUE READING
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