# Zero-temperature relaxation of three-dimensional Ising ferromagnets.

@article{Olejarz2011ZerotemperatureRO, title={Zero-temperature relaxation of three-dimensional Ising ferromagnets.}, author={Jason Olejarz and Paul L. Krapivsky and Sidney Redner}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2011}, volume={83 5 Pt 1}, pages={ 051104 } }

We investigate the properties of the Ising-Glauber model on a periodic cubic lattice of linear dimension L after a quench to zero temperature. The resulting evolution is extremely slow, with long periods of wandering on constant energy plateaus, punctuated by occasional energy-decreasing spin-flip events. The characteristic time scale τ for this relaxation grows exponentially with the system size; we provide a heuristic and numerical evidence that τ~exp(L(2)). For all but the smallest-size…

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