Computer simulation of phase separation under a double temperature quench

Podariu, Iulia; Chakrabarti, Amitabha
April 2007
Journal of Chemical Physics;4/21/2007, Vol. 126 Issue 15, p154509
Academic Journal
The authors numerically study a two-step quench process in an asymmetric binary mixture. The mixture is first quenched to an unstable state in the two-phase region. After a large phase-separated structure is formed, the authors again quench the system deeper. The second quench induces the formation of small secondary droplets inside the large domains created by the first quench. The authors characterize this secondary droplet growth in terms of the temperature of the first quench as well as the depth of the second one.


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