Domain growth in the clock model

Kimmo Kaski, Martin Grant, J. D. Gunton

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The development of order in the clock (ZN) model is studied following a quench from the disordered phase to a low-temperature unstable state below the ferromagnetic critical point. Growth laws for the average size of domains are obtained by computer simulation for N=3, 4, 8, 16, and 26 degenerate states. In disagreement with recent Monte Carlo work, no pinning by vortices is observed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3040-3047
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1985
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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