The wetting transition

  • Edouard Brézin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 216)


Critical wetting has never been observed, presumably because long range forces lead to a first order transition. If it were observed the properties would be quite interesting. Indeed the upper critical dimension is three and fluctuations lead, in dimension three, to strong deviations from mean field theory.


Renormalization Group Correlation Length Capillary Wave Surface Field Critical Wetting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edouard Brézin
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  1. 1.Service de Physique Théorique, CEN SaclayGif-sur-Yvette CédexFrance

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