The Stefan-Gibbs-Thomson Problem with Nucleation
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Phase transitions are studied at a mesoscopic length scale, distinguishing front motion from nucleation and other discontinuous transitions. A generalization of the Stefan model, which accounts for both modes of phase transition, is formulated in the framework of Sobolev spaces. Surface tension effects are represented by the Gibbs-Thomson law.
KeywordsVariational Inequality Front Motion Internal Energy Density Weakly Star Stefan Condition
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