Title

POWER-LAW EXPONENTS FOR A SPREADING FRONT AND GROWING INTERFACE IN AN IRREVERSIBLE WETTING

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-31-1990

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

Using computer simulations, the power-law behavior of the interface growth of a spreading fluid is studied in a two-dimensional lattice model. The interface width exponent v and the dynamical exponent k for the evolution of the front are consistent with their dynamical scaling relation. The magnitude of these exponents seems to depend upon the nature of the substrate and the concentration of the carriers of the wetting fluid.

Publication Title

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS

Volume

65

Issue

27

First Page

3413

Last Page

3416