Langevin dynamics of fluid monolayer pinning on a disordered substrate

Yigang Cao, Wan Ki Chow

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Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation provides an efficient tool for investigating the interacting many-body problems of fluid-solid boundary. Recent studies with MD are extended on the slip and no-slip conditions. We present a Langevin MD investigation of the dynamics of fluid monolayer on a quenched substrate. At a low temperature, a sharp crossover from elastic to plastic depinnings is found with an increase in the strength of substrate. This is helpful for understanding the slip and no-slip conditions of fluids at molecularly rough surfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-84
Number of pages11
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2005


  • Elastic depinning
  • Fluid monolayer
  • Plastic depinning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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