Fluctuation-induced first-order transition and dynamic scaling in Rayleigh-Bénard convection

Y. Shiwa, H. Matsunaga, M. Yoshikawa, H. Yoshitomi

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We study the ordering dynamics of the Rayleigh-Bénard convective patterns using the cell-dynamical-system model. Evidence for a fluctuation-induced first-order transition is presented. The simulation result confirms the theoretical prediction to exhibit the dynamic scaling with a characteristic length scale l(t)∼t1/2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2082-2086
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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