Volume 90, Number 6, June 2010
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||13 July 2010|
Identification of the critical temperature from non-equilibrium time-dependent quantities
Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali and CNISM, Seconda Università di Napoli - Via Vivaldi, 81100 Caserta (CE), Italy, EU
2 Dipartimento di Matematica ed Informatica, Università di Salerno - Via Ponte don Melillo, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy, EU
3 CNR - ISC and Dipartimento di Fisica, Università Sapienza - p.le A. Moro 2, 00185 Roma, Italy, EU
Accepted: 10 June 2010
We present a new procedure that can identify and measure the critical temperature. This method is based on the divergence of the relaxation time approaching the critical point in quenches from infinite temperature. We introduce a dimensionless quantity that turns out to be time independent at the critical temperature. The procedure does not need equilibration and allows for a relatively fast identification of the critical temperature. The method is first tested in the ferromagnetic Ising model and in the two-dimensional EA model and then applied to the one-dimensional Ising spin glass with power law interactions. Here we always find a finite critical temperature also in the presence of a uniform external field, in agreement with the mean-field picture for the low-temperature phase of spin glasses.
PACS: 05.50.+q – Lattice theory and statistics (Ising, Potts, etc.) / 64.60.De – Statistical mechanics of model systems (Ising model, Potts model, field-theory models, Monte Carlo techniques, etc.) / 64.70.qj – Dynamics and criticality
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