From Classical Liquids to Polymers

  • Ralf BlosseyEmail author
Part of the Theoretical and Mathematical Physics book series (TMP)


In this chapter, the application of the concepts developed in the Chap.  2 on a variety of physical systems are described: classical liquids, soap films, quantum systems like liquid helium and superconductors and, in particular, polymer films. The examples demonstrate the strength and validity of the approach: the effective interface model is capable of describing the wetting and dewetting properties of a wide variety of physical systems with a high degree of precision.


Liquid Helium Polymer Thin Film Free Energy Barrier Soap Film Hamaker Constant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNRS USR 3078Institut de Recherche InterdisciplinaireVilleneuve d’Ascq CedexFrance

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