Metastability in fluctuation-driven first-order transitions: Nucleation of lamellar phases.

  • Hohenberg, Swift
  • Published 1995 in
    Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas…


The nucleation of a lamellar phase from a supercooled homogeneous phase in a fluctuation driven first-order transition is studied, based on a phenomenological free energy due to Brazovskii. The absence of phase coexistence in the corresponding mean-field approximation makes application of the standard droplet theory of homogeneous nucleation problematic. A… (More)


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