Dynamics of droplet fluctuations in pure and random Ising systems

David A. Huse, Daniel S. Fisher

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Long-lived droplet fluctuations can dominate the long-time equilibrium dynamics of long-range-ordered Ising systems, yielding nonexponential decay of temporal spin autocorrelations. For the two-dimensional pure Ising model the long-time decay is a stretched exponential, exp(- t/), where t is time and a correlation time. For systems with quenched random-exchange disorder the spatially averaged correlation decays as a power of time, t-x, with the exponent x in general being nonuniversal. For systems with quenched random-field disorder the decay is slower still, as exp[-k(lnt)(d-2)/(d-1)], where k is a nonuniversal number and d is the dimensionality of the system. The low-frequency noise from this slow dynamics may be experimentally detectable, as is the analogous noise in spin-glass ordered phases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6841-6846
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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