The influence of bulk disorder on wetting phenomena in two dimensional systems

  • Th. M. Nieuwenhuizen
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 354)


Disorder may modify the critical behaviour of two-dimensional wetting and depinning transitions in various ways. It is shown that first order transitions may be driven second order, that critical exponents of continuous transitions may be changed, that reentrant wetting may appear, and that correlated disorder may drive a continuous transition first order.


Correlation Length Ising Model Critical Exponent Impurity Line Order Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Th. M. Nieuwenhuizen
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik A RWTHAachenWestern Germany

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