A two-step Monte Carlo method for wetting on heterogeneous surfaces

Z. Néda, Y. Brechet

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A new Monte Carlo method is described for studying the equilibrium shapes of fluids on solid surfaces when the contact angles on the surface are smaller or equal to π/2. The method minimizes the energy of the system by consecutively applying two distinct annealing mechanisms. The method is tested for some simple analytically solvable cases and, as an example, applied to a more complex geometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-103
Number of pages11
JournalModelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes

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