Slow dynamics due to entropic barriers in the one-dimensional 'descent model'
Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, IRSAMC – UMR CNRS/UPS 5152,
Université Paul Sabatier,
118 route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 04, France
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Revised: 22 July 2003
Published online: 2 April 2004
We propose a novel one-dimensional simple model without disorder exhibiting slow dynamics and aging at the zero temperature limit. This slow dynamics is due to entropic barriers. We exactly solve the statics of the model. We derive an evolution equation for the slow modes of the dynamics which are responsible for the aging. This equation is equivalent to a random walker on the energetic landscape. This latter elementary model can be solved analytically up to some basic approximations and is shown to present aging by itself, as well as a slow logarithmic relaxation of the energy: at large t.
PACS: 02.50.Ey – Stochastic processes / 05.70.Ln – Nonequilibrium thermodynamics, irreversible processes
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