Fixed points and domain growth for the Potts model

J. Viñals, J. D. Gunton

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

31 Scopus citations


We present a Monte Carlo renormalization-group analysis of the dynamics of the eight-state Potts model with nearest- and next-nearest-neighbor interactions after a quench below its phase-transition point. Our results sugest the existence of at least two distinct fixed points at zero temperature. One is associated with a freezing behavior while the second is associated with equilibration. Our conclusion is that the freezing fixed point is only attractive for quenches to zero temperature, while the equilibration fixed point is attractive for quenches to finite temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7795-7798
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1986


Dive into the research topics of 'Fixed points and domain growth for the Potts model'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this