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Mechanisms for the Decay of Unstable and Metastable Phases: Spinodal Decomposition, Nucleation and Late-Stage Coarsening

  • Kurt Binder
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 163)

Abstract

The basic concepts on the kinetics of phase separation in alloys are introduced, and the current status of the theory is briefly reviewed. Particular emphasis is given to questions such as the conditions under which the linearized theory of spinodal decomposition is valid, the significance of spinodal curves, the possible description of coarsening in terms of power laws and structure-factor scaling, and non-equilibrium percolation phenomena.

Keywords

Phase Separation Ising Model Phase Region Spinodal Decomposition Polymer Mixture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt Binder
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  1. 1.Institut für PhysikJohannes Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzW-Germany

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