The phase field method is playing an increasingly important role in understanding and predicting morphological evolution in materials and biological systems. Here, we develop a new analytical approach based on the bifurcation analysis to explore the mathematical solution structure of phase field models. Revealing such solution structures not only is of great mathematical interest but also may provide guidance to experimentally or computationally uncover new morphological evolution phenomena in materials undergoing electronic and structural phase transitions. To elucidate the idea, we apply this analytical approach to three representative phase field equations: the Allen-Cahn equation, the Cahn-Hilliard equation, and the Allen-Cahn-Ohta-Kawasaki system. The solution structures of these three phase field equations are also verified numerically by the homotopy continuation method.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Communications on Applied Mathematics and Computation|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2022|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics
- Computational Mathematics