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.
Physical Review A,
Vol. 20, no. 5 (Nov 1979), pp. 2147-2153