Diffuse-interface modeling of liquid-vapor phase separation in a van der Waals fluid By

We present simulations of isothermal liquid-vapor spinodal decomposition of a van der Waals fluid, occurring after quenching it from a single-phase equilibrium state to the unsteady two-phase region of its phase diagram, showing that the process is governed by the density gradient-driven, non-equilibrium Korteweg body force. Experimentally, most studies on… CONTINUE READING