A mean-field type of approximation is used to derive two differential equations, one approximately representing the average behavior of the Ising model with Glauber (spin-flip) stochastic dynamics, and the other doing the same for Kawasaki (spin-exchange) dynamics. The proposed new equations are compared with the Cahn-Allen and Cahn-Hilliard equations representing the same systems and with information about the exact behavior of the microscopic models. © 1991 Plenum Publishing Corporation.
- approximate kinetic equations
- Dynamic Ising model
- kinetics of phase transitions
- mean-field theories