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Berg and A. Mehta not necessarily due to the formation of domains; it is in fact due to the extensive number of particle rearrangements which are needed to fill any available voids. We will see below an instance of this in the 3-spin model we present, where the system remains in a disordered state, with an ongoing slow dynamics; the ordered state is never reached, and domain coarsening to this end is also not observed. The crucial feature of the model responsible for the slow dynamics is the degeneracy of the four configurations of plaquettes with SiSjSk = 1 resulting in a competition between satisfying plaquettes locally and globally.
A small a determines a rapid locking of the velocities of neighboring elements to a common value, while in the case of a —> 1, short range small amplitude disorder persists within the domains, breaking simple scaling of S1'1 for large k and having the effect of a self-induced noise. |V where (• • -)a means an average on a region of linear size a. 2) 42 V. M. B. Marconi, A. Baldassarri and A. 0O Ta = E For a < L(t), instead, Ta < E. T h e behavior of Ta in t h e u n c o r r e c t e d (Haff) regime and in the correlated (asymptotic) regime for two different values of a is presented in the inset of Fig.
Phys. Lett. 43, 497 (1998). , Bizon, C , Shattuck, M. D. and Swinney, H. , cond-mat/0104474.  Trizac, E. , Eur. Phys. J. E 3 , 291 (2000). , Adv. Appl. Math. 1, 7 (1980).  van Noije, T. P. C , Ernst, M. , Brito, R. and Orza, J. A. , Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 411 (1997). This page is intentionally left blank CHAPTER 5 The Steady State of the Tapped Ising Model DAVID S. DEAN and ALEXANDRE LEFEVRE IRSAMC, Laboratoire de Physique Quantique, Universite Paul Sabatier, 118 route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 04, France We consider a tapping dynamics, analogous to that in experiments on granular media, on the simple one-dimensional ferromagnetic Ising model.