Congratulations to Professor Robert Wickham and former Ph.D student Russell Spencer whose article "Nucleation of the BCC phase from disorder in a diblock copolymer melt: Testing approximate theories through simulation" was selected as a 2016 Editors’ Choice article by the Journal of Chemical Physics.
In their article, comprehensive, large-scale dynamical simulations reveal that the nucleation of droplets of the BCC phase from disorder in a diblock copolymer melt is well-described by the classic Cahn-Hilliard theory for nucleation in a different physical context, the incompressible two-component fluid, across the entire region of metastable disorder.
The 2016 JCP Editors' Choice collection contains 70 articles selected by the editors as the most innovative and influential articles of 2016. They are freely available to download through the end of 2017. The entire collection can be found online.