Structure of a liquid-vapor interface in the presence of a hard wall in the transition region

M. Rao, B. J. Berne, J. K. Percus, M. H. Kalos

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Abstract

The structure of a liquid-vapor interface, in the presence of a hard wall in the transition region, is studied using Monte Carlo simulation. Both longitudinal and transverse correlations are compared to those observed in a free interface. The density profile shows a transition from an oscillatory profile to a smooth monotonic one when the position of the hard wall is varied. It is shown that these results are consistent with a heuristic capillary wave theory of the interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3802-3806
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Volume71
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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