Anomalous Ising freezing times

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We measure the relaxation time of a square lattice Ising ferromagnet that is quenched to zero-temperature from supercritical initial conditions. We reveal an anomalous and seemingly overlooked timescale associated with the relaxation to ‘frozen’ two-stripe states. While close to a power law of the form ∼ L^ν , we argue this timescale actually grows as L^2 ln L, with L the linear dimension of the system. We uncover the mechanism behind this scaling form by using a synthetic initial condition that replicates the late time ordering of two-stripe states, and subsequently explain it heuristically.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
Publication statusUnpublished - 23 Sep 2020


  • cond-mat.stat-mech
  • square lattice Ising ferromagnet
  • freezing times
  • two-stripe states



Data for: "Anomalous Ising freezing times"

Denholm, J. (Creator) & Hourahine, B. (Supervisor), University of Strathclyde, 15 Sep 2020


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