Surface tension, hydrophobicity, and black holes: The entropic connection.

  title={Surface tension, hydrophobicity, and black holes: The entropic connection.},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics},
  volume={53 4},
  • Callaway
  • Published 23 January 1996
  • Physics
  • Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics
The geometric entropy arising from partitioning space in a fluid {open_quote}{open_quote}field theory{close_quote}{close_quote} is shown to be linearly proportional to the area of an excluded region. The coefficient of proportionality is related to surface tension by a thermodynamic argument. Good agreement with experimental data is obtained for a number of fluids. The calculation employs a density-matrix formalism developed previously for studying the origin of black hole entropy. This… 

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