Phase separation dynamics in binary fluids containing quenched or mobile filler particles


Extensive simulations of the kinetics of phase separation of two-dimensional binary fluids containing large filler particles were performed. Both cases were investigated in which the filler particles are quenched or annealed. When they were quenched, it was found that the filler particles lead to pinning of the interfaces, thus resulting to a microphase separation only. On the other hand, when they were annealed, the filler particles lead to a decrease in domain growth rate at late times.

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Journal of Chemical Physics