Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 61, Issue 1–2, pp 179–186 | Cite as

Multilayer wetting in clock models

  • Karl Berlier
  • Joël De Coninck
  • François Dunlop
  • Frédéric Menu


We show that the interface between two coexisting phases of theq-state clock model is wetted for any temperature by a stack of films of the phases corresponding to the intermediate angles, assumingq even andq⩾4. This follows from the positivity of the spreading coefficients, which we prove using correlation inequalities. A small perturbation of the model exhibits a wetting transition in the low-temperature regime.

Key words

Multilayer wetting clock model correlation inequalities wetting transitions 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Berlier
    • 1
  • Joël De Coninck
    • 1
  • François Dunlop
    • 2
  • Frédéric Menu
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculté des SciencesUniversité de Mons-HainautMonsBelgium
  2. 2.Centre de Physique Théorique (CNRS laboratory UPR 14)Ecole PolytechniquePalaiseau CedexFrance

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