Coarsening in 2D Slabs

  • Michael DamronEmail author
  • Hana Kogan
  • Charles M. Newman
  • Vladas Sidoravicius
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 69)


We study coarsening; that is, the zero-temperature limit of Glauber dynamics in the standard Ising model on slabs of all thicknesses (with free and periodic boundary conditions in the third coordinate). We show that with free boundary conditions, for \(k\geq 3\), some sites fixate for large times and some do not, whereas for k = 2, all sites fixate. With periodic boundary conditions, for \(k \geq 4\), some sites fixate and others do not, while for k = 2 and 3, all sites fixate.


Periodic Boundary Condition Ising Model Free Boundary Condition Glauber Dynamic Bootstrap Percolation 
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M. D. thanks C. M. N. and the Courant Institute for support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Damron
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hana Kogan
    • 2
  • Charles M. Newman
    • 3
  • Vladas Sidoravicius
    • 4
  1. 1.Indiana University, BloomingtonBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.Courant InstituteNYUNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Courant InstituteNYUNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.IMPAEstrada Dona CastorinaRio de JaneiroBrazil

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