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CSM

Seminar

Mathematical aspects of wetting

Miracle-Sole, S (CNRS)
Thursday 26 June 2008, 14:00-15:00

Meeting Room 3, CMS

Abstract

Wetting phenomena, as other aspects of the coexistence of phases, can be modeled, from a microscopic point of view, by a lattice gas, like the Ising model, or an interface model. In the first part of the talk, I describe some basic facts and results of the theory, many of which have been obtained with the help of correlation inequalities. In a second part of the talk, I present some recent results of a joint work with K. Alexander and F. Dunlop, that concern an interface model. This system presents a sequence of layering transitions, whose levels increase with the temperature, and complete wetting above a certain value of this quantity.

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