J. Phys. I France 5 (1995) 671-674
Oil-Water Interface in the Widom Model: Is It Smooth, Rough or Crumpled?Prabal K. Maiti and Debashish Chowdhury
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 208016, India
(Received 23 November 1994, revised 18 January 1995, accepted 6 February 1995)
The interface in the two-dimensional Ising model with only nearest-neighbour ferromagnetic interactions is known to be rough at all temperatures T>0. The Widom model for ternary microemulsions is, effectively, a spin-1/2 Ising model with, not only nearest-neighbour ferromagnetic interactions, but also specific farther-neighbour antiferromagnetic interactions. We investigate the effects of these farther-neighbour interactions in the Widom model on the roughening properties of the interface by carrying out Monte Carlo simulations.
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