Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 11969553
Phys Rev E Stat Phys Plasmas Fluids Relat Interdiscip Topics 1999 May;59(5 Pt B):5697-700
We consider fluid wetting on a corrugated substrate using effective interfacial Hamiltonian theory and show that breaking the translational invariance along the wall can induce an unbending phase transition in addition to unbinding. Both first-order and second-order unbending transitions can occur at and out of coexistence. Results for systems with short-ranged and long-ranged forces establish that the unbending critical point is characterized by hyperuniversal scaling behavior. We show that, at bulk coexistence, the adsorption at the unbending critical point is a universal multiple of the adsorption for the correspondent planar system.