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Glassy behaviour in a simple topological model

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In this paper we study a simple, purely topological, cellular model which is allowed to evolve through a Glauber-Kawasaki process. We find a non-thermodynamic transition to a glassy phase in which the energy (defined as the square of the local cell topological charge) fails to reach the equilibrium value below a characteristic temperature which is dependent on the cooling rate. We investigate a correlation function which exhibits ageing behaviour, and follows a master curve in the stationary ...

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10.1088/0305-4470/33/48/302

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A-MATHEMATICAL AND GENERAL
Volume:
33
Issue:
48
Pages:
8615-8625
Publication date:
2000-12-08
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EISSN:
1361-6447
ISSN:
0305-4470
URN:
uuid:82f8b214-0dd3-4389-9ad2-d08d1f761dfc
Source identifiers:
11157
Local pid:
pubs:11157
Language:
English

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