Evolution and structure of hot drops in a cold fluid

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The evolution of a time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau model with a scalar, nonconserved order parameter and Langevin dynamics is studied in the case where the system is initially very cold except for a localized hot region. It is found that for certain values of the system parameters a relatively long-lasting structure appears consisting of a hotter shell enclosing a cold interior. The possible relation of this structure to similar effects which have been hypothesized to occur in He3 is discussed. Implications for other phenomena are briefly mentioned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3308-3317
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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