Critical analysis of the density functional theory prediction of enhanced capillary waves.

We present a critical analysis of the density functional description for capillary wave fluctuations on free liquid surfaces. The proposal made by Mecke and Dietrich, [Phys. Rev. E 59, 6766 (1999)10.1103/PhysRevE.59.6766], to obtain the effective wave vector dependent surface tension, and their prediction of an enhanced regime of capillary waves at… CONTINUE READING