Dasgupta, Chandan and Pandit, Rahul (1986) Kinetics of domain growth: The relevance of two-step quenches. In: Physical Review B, 33 (7). pp. 4752-4757.
Domain growth in the wake of a rapid quench from high to low temperatures is studied via Monte Carlo simulations of a ten-state Potts model on a triangular lattice. Quenches in which the temperature is lowered in one step and in two steps are studied. The exponent which characterizes the late-stage growth of domains is found to have different values for one-step and two-step quenches, if standard methods are used to obtain this exponent numerically. However, this difference becomes insignificant if the origin of time for two-step quenches is shifted relative to the origin for one-step quenches to compensate for the larger initial domain sizes in the two-step case. The interpretation of recent experiments on two-step quenches is shown to suffer from a similar ambiguity.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright for this article belongs to American Physical Society (APS).|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics|
|Date Deposited:||18 Jan 2007|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:13|
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