Dynamic van der waals theory of two-phase fluids in heat flow.

@article{Onuki2005DynamicVD,
  title={Dynamic van der waals theory of two-phase fluids in heat flow.},
  author={Akira Onuki},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2005},
  volume={94 5},
  pages={054501}
}
We present a dynamic van der Waals theory. It is useful to study phase separation when the temperature varies in space. We show that, if heat flow is applied to liquid suspending a gas droplet at zero gravity, a convective flow occurs such that the temperature gradient within the droplet nearly vanishes. As the heat flux is increased, the droplet becomes… CONTINUE READING