|A thin wetting layer that is quenched towards complete wetting grows and becomes thicker. This growth may proceed via vapor deposition  or may be limited by diffusion . The time evolution of these processes depends on the interplay between molecular interactions and interfacial shape fluctuations and reflects the different scaling regimes for wetting.  |
Surface melting away from equilibrium.
Phys. Rev. B 43, 3507-3513 (1991).
Scaling properties of interfaces and membranes
In 'Random fluctuations and Growth' (Kluwer, 1988). Section 4 contains a classification of the different growth modes for wetting layers.
Diffusion-limited growth of wetting layers.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 353-356 (1986). Theoretical predictions which were confirmed experimentally by U. Steiner and J. Klein, PRL 77 (1996)
and by D. Bonn, E. Bertrand, J. Meunier, and R. Blossey, PRL 84 (2000).
Nonlinear growth of wetting layers.
J. Phys. A 18, L585-L590 (1985). Growth of liquid layer by deposition from the vapor phase.