Files in this item



application/pdf1993_shinozaki.pdf (8MB)Restricted to U of Illinois


Title:Asymptotic behavior in spinodal decomposition
Author(s):Shinozaki, Aritomo
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Oono, Yoshitsugu
Department / Program:Physics
spinodal decomposition
computational physics
Cell Dynamical System (CDS)
Abstract:In this Thesis, we study the kinetics of systems undergoing spinodal decomposition, using computational and semi-analytical methods. We use a Cell Dynamical System (CDS) to build effective computational models of spinodal decomposition in a large 3-space isotropic ideal binary alloy system and a well matched binary fluid system. Use of a CDS allows us to greatly increase the size of system we may study and allows us to reach late stages of development. At late times, the coarsening spinodal decomposition pattern appears to have a statistically similar structure independent of the time. This gives rise to simple scaling arguments for quantities such as the scattering form factor which are motivated by analogies to critical phenomena. We study the nature of scaling for the observable scattering form factor in the late, but pre-asymptotic regime using a simple "hardening" analysis. From this, we extract out the best available information on the true asymptotic behavior of spinodal decomposition at critical composition for the binary alloy and binary fluid case. Next, we study a simpler problem which give us insight into the late but preasymptotic growth law in the binary alloy and binary fluid system at critical composition. Using the equilibrium kink solution of the binary alloy and binary fluid model, we study the dispersion relation, or relaxation rate, of small perturbations of the kink or wall solution. We find that the relaxation rate depends on the wavevector of the perturbation. This gives rise to a growth law for the binary alloy and binary fluid system. These growth laws demonstrate the crossover to the asymptotic growth exponents as predicted by dimensional analysis, and a subtle effect in the binary 111 fluid model which appears to lead to computationally demonstrable but unexpected behavior.
Issue Date:1993-10
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Rights Information:1993 Aritomo Shinozaki
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-04-25
Identifier in Online Catalog:3644336

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Item Statistics