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Virtual Kinetics of Materials Laboratory : Spinodal Decomposition simulates the time-dependent segregation of two chemical components and its subsequent coarsening. The resultant microstructure obeys the well-known lever rule. The default values are physical but arbitrary. The presented model is based on the phase field method (see cited literature below).
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Cahn J.W. On spinodal decomposition. Acta Metall 1961;9: 795–801.
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Cahn JW. Free energy of a nonuniform system. II. Thermodynamic basis. J Chem Phys 1959;30:1121–4.
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