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Coalescence induced domain growth near a wall during spinodal decomposition

Troian, Sandra M. (1993) Coalescence induced domain growth near a wall during spinodal decomposition. Physical Review Letters, 71 (9). pp. 1399-1402. ISSN 0031-9007.

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We propose a model whereby the average size of domains in a binary mixture undergoing spinodal decomposition near a wall can achieve growth exponents much larger than the usual bulk value of 1/3. The accelerated growth is associated with the nonwetting phase coarsening anisotropically against a wall coated with the wetting phase. The larger exponents arise from the coupling of domain coalescence with Lifshitz-Slyozov type growth, modified to include the geometric constraint of growth near a wall. We include experimental tests of these ideas.

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Additional Information:©1993 The American Physical Society Received 16 December 1992 See Also Comment: P. Keblinski, W. J. Ma, A. Maritan, J. Koplik, and J. R. Banavar, Domain growth near a wall in spinodal decomposition, Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 3738 (1994). Reply: Sandra M. Troian, Troian replies, Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 3739 (1994).
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