2 2 O ct 2 00 2 Metastable states of the Ising chain with Kawasaki dynamics

We consider a ferromagnetic Ising chain evolving under Kawasaki dynamics at zero temperature. We investigate the statistics of the metastable configurations in which the system gets blocked (statistics of energy, spin correlations, distribution of domain sizes). A systematic comparison is made with analytical predictions for the ensemble of all blocked… CONTINUE READING