S. Brazovskii, P. Monceau and N. Kirova
J. Phys. IV France 131 (2005) 189-190
Non-equilibrium relaxation of an elastic string in random mediaA.B. Kolton1, A. Rosso2 and T. Giamarchi1
1 Université de Genève, DPMC, 24 quai Ernest Ansermet, 1211 Genève 4, Switzerland
2 Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques, CNRS UMR 8626, Bât. 100, Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
We study the relaxation of an elastic string in a two dimensional pinning landscape using Langevin dynamics simulations. The relaxation of a line, initially flat, is characterized by a growing length, L(t), separating the equilibrated short length scales from the flat long distance geometry that keep memory of the initial condition. We find that, in the long time limit, L(t) has a non-algebraic growth, consistent with thermally activated jumps over barriers with power law scaling, .
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