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Title: From nonwetting to prewetting: The asymptotic behavior of 4He drops on alkali substrates
Author: Barranco Gómez, Manuel
Guilleumas, Montserrat
Hernández, E. Susana
Mayol Sánchez, Ricardo
Pi Pericay, Martí
Szybisz, L.
Keywords: Heli líquid
Estadística quàntica
Teoria del funcional de densitat
Liquid helium
Quantum statistics
Density functional theory
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Abstract: We investigate the spreading of 4He droplets on alkali-metal surfaces at zero temperature, within the frame of finite range density-functional theory. The equilibrium configurations of several 4HeN clusters and their asymptotic trend with increasing particle number N, which can be traced to the wetting behavior of the quantum fluid, are examined for nanoscopic droplets. We discuss the size effects inferring that the asymptotic properties of large droplets correspond to those of the prewetting film.
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It is part of: Physical Review B, 2003, vol. 68, núm. 2, p. 024515-1-024515-7
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ISSN: 0163-1829
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