Quasi-stationary-state duration in the classical d-dimensional long-range inertial XY ferromagnet


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A classical αXY inertial model, consisting of N two-component rotators and characterized by interactions decaying with the distance rij as 1/rαij (α0) is studied through first-principle molecular-dynamics simulations on d-dimensional lattices of linear size L (NLd and d=1,2,3). The limits α=0 and α correspond to infinite-range and nearest-neighbor interactions, respectively, whereas the ratio α/d>1 (0α/d1) is associated with short-range (long-range) interactions.

By analyzing the time evolution of the kinetic temperature T(t) in the long-range-interaction regime, one finds a quasi-stationary state (QSS) characterized by a temperature TQSS; for fixed N and after a sufficiently long time, a crossover to a second plateau occurs, corresponding to the Boltzmann-Gibbs temperature TBG (as predicted within the BG theory), with TBG>TQSS.

It is shown that the QSS duration (tQSS) depends on N, α, and d, although the dependence on α appears only through the ratio α/d; in fact, tQSS decreases with α/d and increases with both N and d. Considering a fixed energy value, a scaling for tQSS is proposed, namely, tQSSNA(α/d)eB(N)(α/d)2, analogous to a recent analysis carried out for the classical α-Heisenberg inertial model. It is shown that the exponent A(α/d) and the coefficient B(N) present universal behavior (within error bars), comparing the XY and Heisenberg cases. The present results should be useful for other long-range systems, very common in nature, like those characterized by gravitational and Coulomb forces.


A. Rodríguez, F. Nobre, C. Tsallis, Quasi-stationary-state duration in the classical d-dimensional long-range inertial XY ferromagnet, Physical Review E 103 (2021) 042110