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Reister E, Müller M, Binder K (2001) Phys Rev E 64:041804 30. We note that on the right hand side of Eq. 32 the second term is smaller than the ﬁrst term by a factor of Rde /V and can therefore be neglected in large systems. Rde δφα∗ (r)/δWβ (r ) is independent of the system size 31. Maurits NM, Fraaije JGEM (1997) J Chem Phys 107:5879 32. Press WH, Flannery BP, Teukolsky SA, Vetterling WT (1986) Numerical Recipes. Cambridge Univ Press, Cambridge 33. Yamamoto T (2000) J Comp App Math 124:1; Chen X (1997) J Comp App Math 80:105; Martinez JM (2000) J Comp App Math 124:45 34.
Müller · F. Schmid de Gennes free energy functional for a symmetric binary polymer blend: FGL [φA (r)] 1 √ = d N¯ kB T(V/Re ) V = 1 V + dd r fFH (φA ) + R2e (∇φA )2 36φ¯ A (1 – φ¯ A ) dd r (2 – χN) φA (r) – 1 2 2 + 4 1 φA (r) – 3 2 (96) 4 R2e (∇φA )2 36φ¯ A (1 – φ¯ A ) A ﬁeld-theory based on this simple expansion will already yield threedimensional Ising critical behavior. Note that the non-trivial critical behavior is related to ﬂuctuations in W or φA – φB . Fluctuations in the incompressibility ﬁeld U or the total density φA + φB are not important.