Volume 86, Number 4, May 2009
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Structural, Mechanical and Thermal Properties|
|Published online||26 May 2009|
Wetting of solid islands on parallel nano-grooves
Rudolf Peierls Center for Theoretical Physics, Oxford University - 1 Keble Road, OX1 3NP Oxford, UK, EU
2 Laboratoire de Spectrométrie Physique, Université Joseph Fourier and CNRS - 140 Avenue de la Physique, 38402 Saint Martin D'Hères, France, EU
3 Keio University - 3-14-1, Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 223-8522 Japan
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 27 April 2009
We analyze the wetting behavior of a solid adsorbate island on a substrate with parallel grooves. The island is found in three main states, with different shapes and positions: a lifted Cassie-Baxter–like state, a collapsed Wenzel-like state, and a capillary filling state. The stability of these states is summarized in a two-loop–hysteresis diagram. Quantitative agreement is found between kinetic Monte Carlo simulations and a simple analytical model.
PACS: 61.46.-w – Structure of nanoscale materials / 68.65.Hb – Quantum dots (patterned in quantum wells) / 81.10.Aj – Theory and models of crystal growth; physics of crystal growth, crystal morphology, and orientation
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