Critical slowing down of nuclear growth along the liquid/liquid coexistence curve

Ikier, Ch.; Klein, H.; Woermann, D.
January 1992
Journal of Chemical Physics;1/1/1992, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p859
Academic Journal
The growth rate of a second liquid phase is studied in demixing process of n-butoxyethanol/water mixtures. Following the liquid/liquid coexistence curve from far-off critical compositions to the critical point, the growth rate of the droplets slows down markedly. The values of the mutual diffusion coefficient D extracted from the growth rate data are found to scale approximately with a power law of the form D ∼| (T - Tc)/Tc|0.79.


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