Crossover in growth law and violation of superuniversality in the random-field Ising model

Dipartimento di Fisica E. Caianiello and CNISM, Unità di Salerno, Università di Salerno, via Ponte don Melillo, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy.
Physical Review E (Impact Factor: 2.29). 02/2012; 85(2 Pt 1):021141. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.85.021141
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We study the nonconserved phase-ordering dynamics of the d=2,3 random-field Ising model, quenched to below the critical temperature. Motivated by the puzzling results of previous work in two and three dimensions, reporting a crossover from power-law to logarithmic growth, together with superuniversal behavior of the correlation function, we have undertaken a careful investigation of both the domain growth law and the autocorrelation function. Our main results are as follows: We confirm the crossover to asymptotic logarithmic behavior in the growth law, but, at variance with previous findings, we find the exponent in the preasymptotic power law to be disorder dependent, rather than being that of the pure system. Furthermore, we find that the autocorrelation function does not display superuniversal behavior. This restores consistency with previous results for the d=1 system, and fits nicely into the unifying scaling scheme we have recently proposed in the study of the random-bond Ising model.

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