Nonequilibrium critical dynamics at surfaces: Cluster dissolution and nonalgebraic correlations

Michel Pleimling, Ferenc Iglói

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The nonequilibrium dynamical properties at a free surface, after the system was quenched from the high-temperature phase into the critical point, was studied. A scaling theory describing nonequilibrium critical dynamics at free surfaces was also presented. By depending on the values of the involved scaling dimensions, domain growth or cluster dissolution was observed. It was observed that at a free surface cluster dissolution may take place instead of domain growth, yielding stationary dynamical correlations that decay in a stretched exponential form.

Original languageEnglish
Article number147003
Pages (from-to)145701-1-145701-4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Apr 9 2004


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