Volume 7, Issue 2
Simulation of Spherulite Growth Using a Comprehensive Approach to Modeling the First-order Isotropic/smectic-A Mesophase Transition

Nasser Mohieddin Abukhdeir & Alejandro D. Rey

Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 301-316.

Published online: 2010-02

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A comprehensive modeling and simulation study of the first-order isotropic/smectic-A transition is presented and applied to phase diagram computation and two-dimensional spherulite growth. An approach based on nonlinear optimization, that incorporates experimental data (from 12CB, dodecyl-cyanobiphenyl), is used to determine physically realistic model parameters. These parameters are then used in conjunction with an optimized phase diagram computation method. Additionally, a time-dependent formulation is presented and applied to the study of two-dimensional smectic-A spherulite growth. These results show the growth kinetics and defect dynamics of nanoscale smectic-A spherulite growth in an isotropic phase with an initially radial layer configuration.

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@Article{CiCP-7-301, author = {Nasser Mohieddin Abukhdeir and Alejandro D. Rey}, title = {Simulation of Spherulite Growth Using a Comprehensive Approach to Modeling the First-order Isotropic/smectic-A Mesophase Transition}, journal = {Communications in Computational Physics}, year = {2010}, volume = {7}, number = {2}, pages = {301--316}, abstract = {

A comprehensive modeling and simulation study of the first-order isotropic/smectic-A transition is presented and applied to phase diagram computation and two-dimensional spherulite growth. An approach based on nonlinear optimization, that incorporates experimental data (from 12CB, dodecyl-cyanobiphenyl), is used to determine physically realistic model parameters. These parameters are then used in conjunction with an optimized phase diagram computation method. Additionally, a time-dependent formulation is presented and applied to the study of two-dimensional smectic-A spherulite growth. These results show the growth kinetics and defect dynamics of nanoscale smectic-A spherulite growth in an isotropic phase with an initially radial layer configuration.

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A comprehensive modeling and simulation study of the first-order isotropic/smectic-A transition is presented and applied to phase diagram computation and two-dimensional spherulite growth. An approach based on nonlinear optimization, that incorporates experimental data (from 12CB, dodecyl-cyanobiphenyl), is used to determine physically realistic model parameters. These parameters are then used in conjunction with an optimized phase diagram computation method. Additionally, a time-dependent formulation is presented and applied to the study of two-dimensional smectic-A spherulite growth. These results show the growth kinetics and defect dynamics of nanoscale smectic-A spherulite growth in an isotropic phase with an initially radial layer configuration.

Nasser Mohieddin Abukhdeir & Alejandro D. Rey. (1970). Simulation of Spherulite Growth Using a Comprehensive Approach to Modeling the First-order Isotropic/smectic-A Mesophase Transition. Communications in Computational Physics. 7 (2). 301-316. doi:10.4208/cicp.2009.08.201
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