Year: 1971

Authors: D. B. Abraham, E. Barouch, G. Gallavotti, A. Martin-Lof

Title Dynamics of a Local Perturbation in the XY Mode!. I-Approach to Equilibrium : Studies in Applied Mathematics, 50, 121--131, 1971.

Abstract: The magnetisation and spin correlation functions of the $X- Y$ model are analysed exact1ywhen the system is subjected to a local perturbation of the magnetic field in the $z$-direction. When such a perturbation is removed, these quantities approach their equilibrium values asymptotically as (time) $\to\infty$

Key words:  Statistical Mechanics, XY-model, Thermalization, Nonequilibrium