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A diffuse interface model is developed to investigate the growth and coarsening in driven thin films under the influence of strong surface energy anisotropy, misfit strain, mass deposition, and diffusion. Two high-order regularizations are used to remove the ill-posedness introduced by the strong...
When a liquid melt is cooled, a glass or phase transition can be obtained depending on the cooling rate. Yet, this behavior has not been clearly captured in energy-landscape models. Here, a model is provided in which two key ingredients are considered in the landscape, metastable states and their...