Spinodal decomposition in 3 d q=3 potts model

Arkin H., Celik T.

NUCLEAR PHYSICS B-PROCEEDINGS SUPPLEMENTS, vol.106, pp.926-928, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


We have simulated the q = 3 state Potts model in three dimensions and examined the time evolutions of oriented clusters formed following a rapid temperature quench. We have studied the phase conversion mechanism after a deep temperature quench and concluded that it is spinodal decomposition while a rather shallow quench to temperatures near the phase transition point proceeds through usual nucleation.