The confinement of critical fluctuations in soft media induces critical Casimir forces acting on the con. ning surfaces. The temperature and geometry dependences of such forces are characterized by universal scaling functions. A novel approach is presented to determine them for films via Monte Carlo simulations of lattice models. The method is based on an integration scheme of free energy differences. Our results for the Ising and the XY universality class agree well with corresponding experimental results for wetting layers of classical binary liquid mixtures and of (4)He, respectively.

Monte Carlo simulation results for critical Casimir forces

Gambassi, Andrea;
2007

Abstract

The confinement of critical fluctuations in soft media induces critical Casimir forces acting on the con. ning surfaces. The temperature and geometry dependences of such forces are characterized by universal scaling functions. A novel approach is presented to determine them for films via Monte Carlo simulations of lattice models. The method is based on an integration scheme of free energy differences. Our results for the Ising and the XY universality class agree well with corresponding experimental results for wetting layers of classical binary liquid mixtures and of (4)He, respectively.
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http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1209/0295-5075/80/60009/
Vasilyev, O; Gambassi, Andrea; Maciolek, A; Dietrich, S.
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