Lattice-Boltzmann simulation of coalescence-driven island coarsening

Journal of Chemical Physics
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Abstract

The first-order phase separation in a thin fluid film was simulated using a two-dimensional lattice-Boltzman model (LBM) with fluid-fluid interactions. The effects of the domain size on the intermediate asymptotic island size distribution were also discussed. It was observed that the overall process is dominated by coalescence which is independent of island mass. The results show that the combined effects of growth, coalescence, and Ostwald ripening control the phase transition process in the LBM simulations.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Lattice-Boltzmann simulation of coalescence-driven island coarsening
Series title Journal of Chemical Physics
DOI 10.1063/1.1804158
Volume 121
Issue 16
Year Published 2004
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Chemical Physics
First page 7987
Last page 7995