Likhit Ganedi (RWTH Aachen University)

Phase Separation in Heterogeneous Fluids

Wednesday, 1 March 2023, 11:00-12:00 in HG01.060


Variants of the famous Modica-Mortola functional can be used to model phase separation in heterogeneous fluids by supposing a free energy of the fluid mixture to have periodic heterogeneities of the scale δ and the phase separation to happen on the scale of ε. The limiting energies depend on the rate of convergence between δ and ε (and many of the regimes are still open–especially with inhomogeneous fluid phases). We will survey the field and discuss recent results in the regime δ<< ε and ε<< δ.

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