Communications in Mathematical Sciences
Volume 10 (2012)
Numerical study for the nucleation of one-dimensional stochastic Cahn-Hilliard dynamics
Pages: 1105 – 1132
We consider the nucleation of one-dimensional stochastic Cahn-Hilliard dynamics with the standard double well potential. We design the string method for computing the most probable transition path in the zero temperature limit based on large deviation theory. We derive the nucleation rate formula for the stochastic Cahn-Hilliard dynamics through finite dimensional discretization. We also discuss the algorithmic issues for calculating the nucleation rate, especially the high dimensional sampling for computing the determinant ratios.
Cahn-Hilliard equation, large deviation theory, nucleation rate, string method, Metropolis-Hastings algorithm
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification
60H35, 65Z05, 82C26