Kinetics of ordering for correlated initial conditions

A. J. Bray, K. Humayun, T. J. Newman

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    Nonequilibrium domain growth in a system with a nonconserved order parameter is considered for power-law correlated initial conditions, [(r)(0)]r-(d-), appropriate to, e.g., a quench to the ordered phase from the critical point (=2-). The long-range correlations are shown to be relevant (in the renormalization-group sense), and lead to a new scaling function for the structure factor, provided that exceeds a critical value. In this regime (which includes =2-) the autocorrelation function A(t)==[(r,t)(r,0)] has the asymptotic behavior A(t)t-(d-)/4.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3699-3702
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review B: Condensed matter and materials physics
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1991


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