Hydrodynamic fluctuation theory of spinodal decomposition: The linear regime

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

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We present the first hydrodynamic theory of spinodal decomposition in the fluid phase which accounts for stochastic fluctuations in the stress tensor and heat flux and which incorporates a nonlocal driving force through the pressure gradient dependence. Comparison is made with a molecular dynamics computer experiment for a one-component fluid, and good agreement between theory and experiment is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 17 1982

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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