Nonequilibrium patterns in phase-separating ternary membranes.

  title={Nonequilibrium patterns in phase-separating ternary membranes.},
  author={Jordi G{\'o}mez and Francesc Sagu{\'e}s and Ramon Reigada},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={80 1 Pt 1},
We present a nonequilibrium approach for the study of a two-dimensional phase-separating ternary mixture. When the component that promotes phase separation is dynamically exchanged with the medium, the separation process is halted and actively maintained finite-size segregation domains appear in the system. In addition to this effect, already reported in our earlier work [J. Gómez, F. Sagués, and R. Reigada, Phys. Rev. E 77, 021907 (2008)], the use of a generic Ginzburg-Landau formalism and the… CONTINUE READING