Model theory for spinodal decomposition

Gene F. Mazenko, Oriol T. Valls

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A new model theory for spinodal decomposition is presented. It is based on a straight-forward generalization of the recursion relation derived previously for the quasistatic structure factor in the nonconserved case. The theory leads to a qualitative understanding of all the major features of spinodal decomposition: Equilibration of local degrees of freedom, a coarsening small-wave-number peak associated with domain formation, and scaling behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2044-2047
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983


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