A Numerical Simulation Of Adsorption Onto A Crystalline Surface
PUERTO RICO UNIV RIO PIEDRAS DEPT OF PHYSICS
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A particular model for the adsorption of a dense fluid onto a crystalline surface has been studied L. Blum and D.A. Huckaby, J . Chem. Phys 94, 6887 1991. The fluid is arbitrary and the crystalline surface is modelled by a hard wall decorated with a triangular lattice of sticky sites. This model can be mapped on a lattice gas model with interaction potentials related to the particle distribution functions of the smooth undecorated wall problem. Approximate adsorption isotherms in the theta-p plane fraction of occupied sites vs. bulk density have also been drawn. However, the effect that the three particle distribution function has on the critical point has also been estimated DA. Huckaby and L. Blum, submitted and it is quite important. Here we have performed Monte Carlo simulations of a model system inspired on this work. It is a 2D systems interacting via a hard sphere plus a triangular well potential and immersed in an external field described by a triangular lattice of sticky sites. We have studied its phase diagram paying some attention also to its behavior in the limit of infinitesimally small sticky adhesion.
- Fluid Mechanics