Generalized Ginzburg-Landau and Cahn-Hilliard equations based on a microforce balance. (English) Zbl 0885.35121

Summary: A unified framework for equations of Ginzburg-Landau and Cahn-Hilliard type is developed using, as a basis, a balance law for microforces in conjunction with constitutive equations consistent with a mechanical version of the second law.


35Q55 NLS equations (nonlinear Schrödinger equations)
74A15 Thermodynamics in solid mechanics
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