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Spinodal Decomposition
... of liquids or solids from one thermodynamic phase, to form two coexisting phases ... the oil and the water may mix to form a single thermodynamic phase in which water molecules are surrounded by oil molecules and vice versa ... suddenly cooled to a temperature at which at thermodynamic equilibrium favours an oil-rich phase coexisting with a water-rich phase ...

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