Instabilities and pattern formation in driven diffusive systems

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The instabilities of a phase boundary are investigated in a system corresponding to the two-dimensional attractive lattice-gas model driven by a uniform external field. On the analogy of Mullins-Sekerka instability the planar interface becomes unstable due to the enhanced material transport along the interface. This phenomenon explains why the particles are condensed on strips parallel to the driving field at low temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3508-3511
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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