Persistence exponents in a three-dimensional symmetric binary fluid mixture

V M Kendon, M E Cates, J C Desplat

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Abstract

The persistence exponent, theta, is defined by N(F)similar to t(-theta), where t is the lime since the start of the coarsening process and the "no-flip fraction," N-F, is the number of points that have not seen a change of ''color'' since t=0. Here we investigate numerically the persistence exponent for a binary fluid system where the coarsening is dominated by hydrodynamic transport. We find that N-F follows a power law decay (as opposed to exponential) with the value of theta somewhat dependent on the domain growth rate (L similar to t(alpha), where L is the average domain size), in the range theta=1.23 +/- 0.1 (alpha=2 /3) to theta=1.37 +/- 0.2 (alpha=1). These alpha values correspond to the inertial and viscous hydrodynamic regimes, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4029-4035
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics
Volume61
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000

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