BOLTZMANN CELLULAR-AUTOMATA STUDIES OF THE SPINODAL DECOMPOSITION

Citation
Rb. Rybka et al., BOLTZMANN CELLULAR-AUTOMATA STUDIES OF THE SPINODAL DECOMPOSITION, Physica. A, 222(1-4), 1995, pp. 105-118
Citations number
31
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
ISSN journal
0378-4371
Volume
222
Issue
1-4
Year of publication
1995
Pages
105 - 118
Database
ISI
SICI code
0378-4371(1995)222:1-4<105:BCSOTS>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
A nonlinear, Galilean invariant 2-color Boltzmann cellular automaton i s used to study spinodal decomposition in 2-dimensional systems. The i nitial conditions for the process correspond to a well mixed state of two fluids, present in equal proportions. We specify two types of such initial conditions - corresponding to a correlated quench and to a de ep quench. In the former case, a specific color is assigned randomly t o each site. In the latter, individual states on each site are populat ed by the two colors about evenly, with small fluctuations. In the cor related quench situation, the domain growth exponent is initially equa l to 0.33 +/- 0.06 and for the late time stage it is equal to 0.66 +/- 0.06. In the deep quench situation, on the other hand, the effective exponent from initial value of 0.33 takes on the value of 0.82 +/- 0.0 5 for intermediate time scales and only at later times it crosses over to the exponent corresponding to the correlated quench. Spinodal deco mposition taking place in a porous medium is slower and the effective exponents are nonuniversal. Inadequacies in the existing models of the surface tension in cellular automata are pointed out.