Kinetics of the Q-State Potts Model in Two Dimensions

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-266
Journal / PublicationPhysical Review Letters
Volume50
Issue number4
Online published24 Jan 1983
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 1983
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

An efficient Monte Carlo procedure is applied to the study of the kinetics of low-and high-Q-state Potts models quenched from an initial high-temperature (TT)    state to very low temperatures (T≃0). After an initial transient period, the mean domain size, R, increases algebraically with time as R∼Ctn. The exponent n decreases from ½ for Q=2 (Ising model) to 0.38 for large Q. The change in n is attributed to a coalescence process which becomes increasingly effective with decreasing Q. For large Q, the prefactor C is proportional to Q½.

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Kinetics of the Q-State Potts Model in Two Dimensions. / Sahni, Paramdeep S.; Grest, Gary S.; Anderson, Michael P. et al.
In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 50, No. 4, 24.01.1983, p. 263-266.

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