Kinetic contribution to the fast spinodal decomposition controlled by diffusion

Peter Galenko, David Jou

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Abstract

Analysis of a model for fast spinodal decomposition controlled by diffusion is proposed. Using the concept of fast phase separation, an interpretation of a purely non-equilibrium contribution to the entropy of a spinodally decomposing system is given in terms of multi-component fluids and of magnetic dipole systems with non-vanishing inertia. Conditions for violation of the standard "hydrodynamic approximation" in the description of fast spinodal decomposition are formulated. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3113-3123
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume388
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2009

Keywords

  • Diffusion
  • Irreversible thermodynamics
  • Phase transformation

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