Stability of frozen waves in the modified Cahn-Hilliard model

E. S. Benilov, W. T. Lee, R. O. Sedakov

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We examine the existence and stability of frozen waves in diblock copolymers with local conservation of the order parameter, which are described by the modified Cahn-Hilliard model. It is shown that a range of stable waves exists and each can emerge from a "general" initial condition (not only the one with the lowest density of free energy). We discuss the implications of these results for the use of block copolymers in templating nanostructures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032138
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


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