Dynamics of Ordering Processes in Condensed Matter

  • S. Komura
  • H. Furukawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introductory Remarks

    1. Kyozi Kawasaki
      Pages 1-2
    2. John W. Cahn
      Pages 3-6
  3. Theoretical

    1. General Theory

    2. Theory for Spindal Decomposition

      1. Z. W. Lai, Gene F. Mazenko, Oriol T. Valls
        Pages 45-56
      2. Macoto Kikuchi, Yutaka Okabe
        Pages 57-62
    3. Theory for Phase Transition of Polymer

      1. Akira Onuki
        Pages 71-75
      2. Kyozi Kawasaki, Ken Sekimoto
        Pages 77-81
    4. Dendrite & Snow

  4. Numerical Simulation

    1. Spinodal Decomposition and Order-Disorder

      1. J. D. Gunton, E. T. Gawlinski, K. Kaski
        Pages 101-110
      2. D. J. Srolovitz, G. N. Hassold, J. Gayda
        Pages 111-120
      3. Tatsuzo Nagai, Kyozi Kawasaki, Katsuhiro Nakamura
        Pages 121-125
      4. Takao Ohtat, Yoshihisa Enomoto, Kyozi Kawasaki, Akinori Sato
        Pages 127-132
      5. Ole G. Mouritsen, Hans C. Fogedby, Eigil Præstgaard
        Pages 133-138
    2. Pattern at Phase Transition

    3. Other Topics related to Phase Transition

  5. Experimental: Solid

    1. Spinodal Decomposition

      1. Kozo Osamura
        Pages 187-198
      2. Peter Fratzl, Oskar Blaschko
        Pages 223-231
      3. Yoshitsugu Tomokiyo, Kazuo Yahiro, Syo Matsumura, Kensuke Oki, Tetsuo Eguchi
        Pages 233-238
      4. Y. Morii, B. D. Gaulin, S. Spooner
        Pages 239-244
      5. H. Chen, S. Polat, J. E. Epperson
        Pages 245-250
    2. Pattern in Spinodal Decomposition

      1. Colin G. Windsor, Ruth M. Barron, John R. Russell
        Pages 263-272
      2. Kozo Osamura, Hiroshi Okuda, Yoshiyuki Amemiya, Hiroo Hashizume
        Pages 273-280
      3. Michihiro Furusaka, Shin-ichiro Fujikawa, Masamichi Sakauchi, Ken-ichi Hirano
        Pages 281-286
    3. Elastic Energies in Spinodal Decomposition

      1. Minoru Doi, Toru Miyazaki, Shigeru Inoue, Takao Kozakai
        Pages 287-292
    4. Electric Resistance in Spinodal Decomposition

    5. Order-Disorder and Motion of Interface

  6. Experimental: Fluid

    1. Simple Liquid

      1. Walter I. Goldburg
        Pages 361-372

About this book


The International Symposium on Dynamics of Ordering Processes in Condensed Matter was held at the Kansai Seminar House, Kyoto, for four days, from 27 to 30 August 1987, under the auspices of the Physical Soci­ ety of Japan. The symposium was financially supported by the four orga­ nizations and 45 companies listed on other pages in this volume. We are very grateful to all of them and particularly to the greatest sponsor, the Commemorative Association for the Japan World Exposition 1970. A total Df 22 invited lectures and 48 poster presentations were given and 110 participants attended from seven nations. An objective of the Symposium was to review and extend our present understanding of the dynamics of ordering processes in condensed matters, (for example, alloys, polymers and fluids), that are brought to an un­ stable state by sudden change of such external parameters as temperature and pressure. A second objective, no less important, was to identify new fields of science that might be investigated by similar, but sometimes more sophisticated, concepts and tactics. An emphasis was laid on those universal aspects of the laws governing the ordering processes which transcended the detailed differences among the substances used. The 71 lectures reproduced in this volume bear witness to the success of the Symposium in meeting amply the first objective and, to a lesser extent, the second.


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Editors and affiliations

  • S. Komura
    • 1
  • H. Furukawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Integrated Arts and SciencesHiroshima UniversityHiroshima 730Japan
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationYamaguchi UniversityYamaguchi 753Japan

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