Damage Spreading

  • H. J. Herrmann
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 45)


The concept of damage spreading in the context of Monte Carlo is introduced. Subtle differences between heat bath and Glauber dynamics give rise to totally different behavior in the damage spreading. In general, damage spreading defines new dynamical phase transitions which in some cases can be related exactly to usual thermal critical points. In spin-glasses, damage spreading can even generate multifractality.


Cellular Automaton Ising Model Spin Glass Heat Bath Initial Distance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Herrmann
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  1. 1.SPhTCEN SaclayGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance

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