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

@article{Callaway1996SurfaceTH, title={Surface tension, hydrophobicity, and black holes: The entropic connection.}, author={Callaway}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics}, year={1996}, volume={53 4}, pages={ 3738-3744 } }

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… CONTINUE READING

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