Accession Number:

ADA222762

Title:

Exact Results for the Structured Liquid-Solid Interface

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PUERTO RICO UNIV RIO PIEDRAS DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The theoretical discussion of smooth surfaces is considerably simpler than that of a realistic surface, in which the solid, usually a metal, has a well defined crystal structure. The reason is that in the case of a smooth surface the problem is one dimensional, rather than three dimensional. The analysis of a realistic metal surface potential in contact with an ionic solution is extremely difficult, and requires the use of very large computers. A simple model of a structured interface is discussed which predicts surface phase behavior, for the adsorbed layers, and which is mathematically tractable. In fact, if the correlation functions of the smooth surface model are known to all orders, then to properties and correlation functions of our model can be computed exactly, at least in principle. jhd

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE