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Multinucleation in the first-order phase transition of the 2d Potts model

Abstract : Using large-scale numerical simulations we studied the kinetics of the 2d q-Potts model for q > 4 after a shallow subcritical quench from a high-temperature homogeneous configuration. This protocol drives the system across a first-order phase transition. The initial state is metastable after the quench and, for final temperatures close to the critical one, the system escapes from it via a multi-nucleation process. The ensuing relaxation towards equilibrium proceeds through coarsening with competition between the equivalent ground states. This process has been analyzed for different choices of the parameters such as the number of states and the final quench temperature.
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F Corberi, Leticia Cugliandolo, M. Esposito, Marco Picco. Multinucleation in the first-order phase transition of the 2d Potts model. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, IOP Publishing, 2019, 1226 (1), pp.012009. ⟨10.1088/1742-6596/1226/1/012009⟩. ⟨hal-02282054⟩



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