Head of group
Assoc. Prof. Alexandr Malijevský, Ph.D.
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We study structure and phase behaviour of fluids that are in contact with confining (solid) walls using methods of statistical mechanics. It is well know that in the case of a planar wall, the wall-gas interface can exhibit wetting transition at a particular subcritical temperature. Our primary concern is to investigate the role of a wall geometry in adsorption behaviour of generic fluid models and to predict possible novel surface phase transitions induced by the wall geometry. In particular, we wish to determine their order and, in the case of continuous transitions, to evaluate the pertinent critical exponents. These studies can also be extended for dynamical processes of non-equilibrium systems.