Phase amplification in spinodal decomposition of immiscible fluids with interconversion of species
Abstract
A fluid composed of two molecular species may undergo phase segregation via spinodal decomposition. However, if the two molecular species can interconvert, e.g., change their chirality, then a phenomenon of phase amplification, which has not been studied so far to our best knowledge, emerges. As a result, eventually, one phase will completely eliminate the other one. We model this phenomenon on an Ising system which relaxes to equilibrium through a hybrid of Kawasakidiffusion and Glauberinterconversion dynamics. By introducing a probability of Glauberinterconversion dynamics, we show that the particle conservation law is broken, thus resulting in phase amplification. We characterize the speed of phase amplification through scaling laws based on the probability of Glauber dynamics, system size, and distance to the critical temperature of demixing.
 Publication:

Physical Review E
 Pub Date:
 June 2021
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevE.103.L060101
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2101.06089
 Bibcode:
 2021PhRvE.103f0101S
 Keywords:

 Condensed Matter  Statistical Mechanics
 EPrint:
 6 pages, 5 figures