Growth law dynamics in a phase separating fluid

Rashmi C. Desai, S. W. Koch, Farid F. Abraham

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From a molecular dynamics experiment of an unstable two-dimensional fluid undergoing phase separation, we observe two principal growth regimes; (1) spinodal decomposition with a wavelike morphology followed by (2) a transition to cluster formation and growth due to atomic condensation and cluster coagulation. In the second regime the growth law is t 1 2. This dependence arises from the isothermal growth law for vapor accretion on two-dimensional clusters in a 'onerd component supersaturated vapor. The details of theoretical analysi that leads to t 1 2 growth law are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-143
Number of pages8
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Mar 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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