Phase separation under ultraslow cooling: Onset of nucleation.


We discuss the interplay between a slow continuous drift of temperature, which induces continuous phase separation, and the nonlinear diffusion term in the phi(4)-model for phase separation of a binary mixture. This leads to a bound for the stability of diffusive demixing. It is demonstrated that the same findings apply in other models, except for slight… (More)
DOI: 10.1063/1.2989797


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