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Hierarchical freezing in a lattice model.
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PMID:  22400863     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A certain two-dimensional lattice model with nearest and next-nearest neighbor interactions is known to have a limit-periodic ground state. We show that during a slow quench from the high temperature, disordered phase, the ground state emerges through an infinite sequence of phase transitions. We define appropriate order parameters and show that the transitions are related by renormalizations of the temperature scale. As the temperature is decreased, sublattices with increasingly large lattice constants become ordered. A rapid quench results in a glasslike state due to kinetic barriers created by simultaneous freezing on sublattices with different lattice constants.
Travis W Byington; Joshua E S Socolar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review letters     Volume:  108     ISSN:  1079-7114     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys. Rev. Lett.     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401141     Medline TA:  Phys Rev Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  045701     Citation Subset:  IM    
Physics Department, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA.
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