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Pramana

, Volume 60, Issue 5, pp 1117–1120 | Cite as

Spinodal decomposition: An alternate mechanism of phase conversion

  • P. Shukla
  • A. K. Mohanty
Article

Abstract

The scenario of homogeneous nucleation is investigated for a first-order quark-hadron phase transition in a rapidly expanding background of quark gluon plasma. It is found that significant supercooling is possible before hadronization begins. This study also suggests that spinodal decomposition competes with nucleation and may provide an alternative mechanism for phase conversion.

Keywords

Phase transition nucleation hydrodynamics 

PACS Nos.

12.38.Mh 64.60.Qb 

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Shukla
    • 1
  • A. K. Mohanty
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Physics DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia

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