Zeitschrift für Physik B Condensed Matter

, Volume 78, Issue 2, pp 289–293 | Cite as

Surface tension and equilibrium shape of crystals in a wide range of angles

  • A. Kashuba
  • V. Pokrovsky


We have found the angular dependence of the surface tension using simplified models including short-range interaction as well as long-range interaction. The shape of a rounded surface is found in total range of angles as well as sizes of rectilinear (smooth) faces depending on parameters of a model and the temperature. Some dimensionless ratios have occurred to be universal.


Spectroscopy Neural Network State Physics Surface Tension Complex System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Kashuba
    • 1
  • V. Pokrovsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsMoscowUSSR

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