Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 75, Issue 5–6, pp 839–857 | Cite as

Phase ordering dynamics in a gravitational field

  • Sanjay Puri
  • Nita Parekh
  • Sushanta Dattagupta


We study the dynamics of phase ordering in the presence of an external “gravitational” field, namely a field that varies linearly with distance in one direction. Starting from microscopic considerations, we motivate reasonable phenomenological models for cases with nonconserved and conserved order parameter. We present detailed numerical results from our model for the case with conserved order parameter.

Key Words

Phase ordering dynamics gravitational field master equation approach 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanjay Puri
    • 1
  • Nita Parekh
    • 1
  • Sushanta Dattagupta
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Physical SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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