Statistical Mechanics of Surface Tension and Adsorption

@inproceedings{Prigogine1980StatisticalMO,
title={Statistical Mechanics of Surface Tension and Adsorption},
author={I. Prigogine and A. Bellemans},
year={1980}
}

This introductory lecture is broadly divided into three parts. In the first one we review some fundamentals of surface phenomena; i.e., the conditions of mechanical equilibrium of an interface, Gibbs thermodynamics of surfaces and the statistical formulation of surface properties. The second part is devoted to a critical discussion of current statistical models of the surface tension of pure liquids and liquid mixtures (cell model, perfect and regular solutions, corresponding state theories, r… Expand