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We present the first of two articles on the small volume fraction limit of a nonlocal Cahn–Hilliard functional introduced to model microphase separation of diblock copolymers. Here we focus attention on the sharp-interface version of the functional and consider a limit in which the volume fraction tends to zero but the number of minority phases (called… (More)

We present the second of two articles on the small volume-fraction limit of a nonlocal Cahn–Hilliard functional introduced to model microphase separation of diblock copolymers. After having established the results for the sharp-interface version of the functional [SIAM we consider here the full diffuse-interface functional and address the limit in which ε… (More)

In this note, we study a nonlocal variational problem modeling microphase separation of diblock copolymers ([22], [3], [21]). We apply certain new tools developed in [5] to determine the principal part of the asymptotic expansion of the minimum free energy. That is, we prove a scaling law for the minimum energy and confirm that it is attained by a simple… (More)

We consider analytical and numerical aspects of the phase diagram for microphase separation of diblock copolymers. Our approach is variational and is based upon a density functional theory which entails minimization of a nonlocal Cahn–Hilliard functional. Based upon two parameters which characterize the phase diagram, we give a preliminary analysis of the… (More)

Using total variation based energy minimisation we address the recovery of a blurred (convoluted) one dimensional (1D) bar code. We consider functionals defined over all possible bar codes with fidelity to a convoluted signal of a bar code, and regularised by total variation. Our fidelity terms consist of the L 2 distance either directly to the measured… (More)

The intermediate state of a type-I superconductor involves a fine-scale mixture of normal and superconducting domains. We take the viewpoint, due to Landau, that the realizable domain patterns are (local) minima of a nonconvex variational problem. We examine the scaling law of the minimum energy and the qualitative properties of domain patterns achieving… (More)

QR bar codes are prototypical images for which part of the image is a priori known (required patterns). Open source bar code readers, such as ZBar, are readily available. We exploit both these facts to provide and assess purely regularization-based methods for blind deblurring of QR bar codes in the presence of noise.