Coarsening dynamics of nonequilibrium chiral Ising models

Mina Kim, Su Chan Park, Jae Dong Noh

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We investigate a nonequilibrium coarsening dynamics of a one-dimensional Ising spin system with chirality. Only spins at domain boundaries are updated so that the model undergoes a coarsening to either of equivalent absorbing states with all spins + or -. Chirality is imposed by assigning different transition rates to events at down (+-) kinks and up (-+) kinks. The coarsening is characterized by power-law scalings of the kink density ρ∼t -δ and the characteristic length scale ξ∼t1/z with time t. Surprisingly the scaling exponents vary continuously with model parameters, which is not the case for systems without chirality. These results are obtained from extensive Monte Carlo simulations and spectral analyses of the time evolution operator. Our study uncovers the novel universality class of the coarsening dynamics with chirality.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012129
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number1
StatePublished - 22 Jan 2013


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