Vortex effects on domain growth : The clock model

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6535-6539
Journal / PublicationPhysical Review B
Volume30
Issue number11
Online published1 Dec 1984
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1984
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The development of order in the clock (Z) model is studied following a quench from high temperature (TT) to very low temperatures, where the system has a ferromagnetic ground state. We find that the mean domain size R and energy E do not increase algebraically with time, in contrast to the behavior observed for the Q-state Potts model. Instead, we find that quenched-in vortices, present even at low temperature, play an important role in the domain growth, ultimately pinning the growth for long times.

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Vortex effects on domain growth : The clock model. / Grest, Gary S.; Srolovitz, David J.

In: Physical Review B, Vol. 30, No. 11, 01.12.1984, p. 6535-6539.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review