Emergence of equilibriumlike domains within nonequilibrium Ising spin systems

Saad, David and Mozeika, Alexander (2013). Emergence of equilibriumlike domains within nonequilibrium Ising spin systems. Physical Review E, 87 (3),

Abstract

Many natural, technological and social systems are inherently not in equilibrium. We show, by detailed analysis of exemplar models, the emergence of equilibriumlike behavior in localized or nonlocalized domains within nonequilibrium Ising spin systems. Equilibrium domains are shown to emerge either abruptly or gradually depending on the system parameters and disappear, becoming indistinguishable from the remainder of the system for other parameter values.

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