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Is cell segregation like oil and water: asymptotic versus transitory regime

  title={Is cell segregation like oil and water: asymptotic versus transitory regime},
  author={Florian Franke and Sebatian Aland and H. Bohme and Anja Voss-Bohme and Steffen Lange},
Understanding the segregation of cells is crucial to answer questions about tissue formation in embryos or tumor progression. Steinberg proposed that separation of cells can be compared to the separation of two liquids. Such a separation is well described by the Cahn-Hilliard (CH) equations and the segregation indices exhibit an algebraic decay with exponent 1/3 with respect to time. Similar exponents are also observed in cell-based models. However, the scaling behavior in these numerical… Expand

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