Role of initial correlation in coarsening of a ferromagnet
Theoretical Sciences Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre
for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur P.O., 560064
Received in final form: 11 May 2015
Published online: 17 June 2015
We study the dynamics of ordering in ferromagnets via Monte Carlo simulations of the Ising model, employing the Glauber spin-flip mechanism, in space dimensions d = 2 and 3, on square and simple cubic lattices. Results for the persistence probability and the domain growth are discussed for quenches to various temperatures (Tf) below the critical one (Tc), from different initial temperatures Ti ≥ Tc. In long time limit, for Ti>Tc, the persistence probability exhibits power-law decay with exponents θ ≃ 0.22 and ≃ 0.18 in d = 2 and 3, respectively. For finite Ti, the early time behavior is a different power-law whose life-time diverges and exponent decreases as Ti → Tc. The two steps are connected via power-law as a function of domain length and the crossover to the second step occurs when this characteristic length exceeds the equilibrium correlation length at T = Ti. Ti = Tc is expected to provide a new universality class for which we obtain θ ≡ θc ≃ 0.035 in d = 2 and ≃0.105 in d = 3. The time dependence of the average domain size ℓ, however, is observed to be rather insensitive to the choice of Ti.
Key words: Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
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