Disjoining pressure of planar adsorbed films
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
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Revised: 15 June 2011
Published online: 30 August 2011
Frumkin-Derjaguin theory of interfacial phase transitions and in particular the concept of the disjoining pressure of a planar adsorbed film is reviewed and then discussed in terms of statistical mechanical formulations of interfacial phase transitions beyond mean-field.
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