|Title||Effect of charge separation on the stability of large wavelength fluctuations during spinodal decomposition|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Authors||Bishop, CM, Garcia, RE, Carter, WCraig|
|Pagination||1517 - 1524|
A stability analysis of phase separation of charged species by spinodal decomposition is presented. The charge effects introduce a short wave number cutoff for linear perturbations about the homogeneous, neutral solution. Phase field calculations using a semi-implicit spectral method support this conclusion. This suggests that coarsening is limited in ionic solid systems that are unstable with respect to charged-phase separation. (C) 2003 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.