First-order phase transition in a (1+1)-dimensional nonequilibrium wetting process

@article{Hinrichsen2000FirstorderPT,
  title={First-order phase transition in a (1+1)-dimensional nonequilibrium wetting process},
  author={Hinrichsen and Livi and Mukamel and Politi},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics},
  year={2000},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={
          R1032-5
        }
}
  • Hinrichsen, Livi, +1 author Politi
  • Published 2000
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics
  • A model for nonequilibrium wetting in 1+1 dimensions is introduced. It comprises adsorption and desorption processes with a dynamics that generically does not obey detailed balance. Depending on the rates of the dynamical processes the wetting transition is either of first or second order. It is found that the wet (unbound) and the nonwet (pinned) states coexist and are both thermodynamically stable in a domain of the dynamical parameters that define the model. This is in contrast with… CONTINUE READING

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