Study of phase conversion in three-dimensional q=3 Potts model


Arkin H., Celik T.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C, vol.11, no.7, pp.1313-1320, 2000 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/s0129183100001152
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1313-1320

Abstract

In order to see the phase conversion taking place in a weak first-order phase transition, we have simulated the q = 3 state Potts model in three dimensions and studied the time evolutions of oriented clusters forming after a rapid temperature quench. Our results indicate that the phase conversion mechanism following a deep temperature quench is spinodal decomposition while a rather shallow quench to temperatures near the phase transition point proceeds through usual nucleation.