Journal article

SURFACE-TENSION FOR THE 2-COMPONENT PLASMA AT GAMMA = 2 NEAR AN INTERFACE

PJ FORRESTER

JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL PHYSICS | PLENUM PUBL CORP | Published : 1992

Abstract

The grand partition function for the two-dimensional, two-component plasma at Γ=2 is evaluated exactly in a finite system for various interfaces: a charged hard wall (the so-called primitive electrode model), a second two-component plasma of different fugacity separated by an impermeable membrane (the ideally polarizable interface), and a metal wall separated by an impermeable barrier. For each of these models the surface tension is calculated directly from the asymptotic expansion of the grand partition function. © 1992 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

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