Spinodal decomposition in a Hele-Shaw cell

Aritomo Shinozaki, Yoshitsugu Oono

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As an experimentally realizable two-dimensional fluid system, we perform a cell-dynamical system simulation of a binary incompressible fluid that undergoes spinodal decomposition after a critical quench in a Hele-Shaw cell. Fluidity enhances fluctuations of interfaces, resulting in a form factor that continuously depends on the fluidity of the system. In this system, finite size coupled with the effect of incompressible flow is found to have a severe accelerating effect on the growth law.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R2161-R2164
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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