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- Inconsistency of the density-functional theory of adsorption when using computer simulations
- Lane, J. E.; Spurling, Thomas H.; Freasier, Benjamin C.; Perram, J. W.; Smith, Edgar R.
- The authors compare predictions of a recent density-functional theory for adsorption of argon onto a solid-carbon-dioxide substrate with Monte Carlo simulations of exactly the same system. The basic predictions of the density-functional theory are shown to be qualitatively at variance with the simulation results. In particular, the simulations show predominantly monolayer adsorption, with a second layer forming at higher bulk densities. There is no sign of the thick structureless films predicted by the recent density-functional theory.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Physical Review A, Vol. 20, no. 5 (Nov 1979), pp. 2147-2153
- Publication year
- Density-functional theory; Monte Carlo simulations; Physics
- American Physical Society
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 1979 The American Physical Society.
- Peer reviewed