Virtual Kinetics of Materials Laboratory : Spinodal Decomposition 3D applies the classic Cahn-Hilliard equation to simulate the time-dependent segregation of two chemical components in three dimensions. Default values are physical but arbitrary. The presented model is based on the phase field method (see cited literature below). NOTE: The present release does not display results in real time. GIF animation is not enabled.
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VKML : Dendritic Growth
VKML : Polycrystalline Growth and Coarsening
VKML : Spinodal Decomposition
VKML : Spinodal Decomposition 3D
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R. Edwin GarcÃa
Cahn J.W. On spinodal decomposition. Acta Metall 1961;9: 795–801.
Cahn JW, Hilliard JE. Free energy of a nonuniform system. I. Interfacial free energy. J Chem Phys 1958;28:258–67.
Cahn JW. Free energy of a nonuniform system. II. Thermodynamic basis. J Chem Phys 1959;30:1121–4.
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Michael Waters, R. Edwin García, Alex Bartol (2015), "Virtual Kinetics of Materials Laboratory: Spinodal Decomposition 3D," https://nanohub.org/resources/vkmlsd3d. (DOI: 10.4231/D3C824F9W).