Kinetics of an order-disorder transition

M. K. Phani, Joel L. Lebowitz, M. H. Kalos, O. Penrose

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Novel computer simulations are described of the time evolution of an ordering model binary alloy following quenching from a disordered state at a high temperature. The results are interpreted with use of ideas of Lifshitz and of Cahn and Allen; the ordering process is described by a kinetic equation for the motion of the walls separating domains with different orderings. The characteristic length increases as t12, and the structure function scales as kt12.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-369
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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