Document Type

Article

Date

2-1-2008

Embargo Period

10-21-2011

Keywords

condensed matter

Language

English

Disciplines

Physics

Description/Abstract

We discuss the low-temperature dynamics of an elastic manifold driven through a random medium. For driving forces well below the

T = 0 depinning force, the medium advances via thermally activated hops over the energy barriers separating favorable metastable states. We show that the distribution of waiting times for these hopping processes scales as a power-law. This power-law distribution naturally yields a nonlinear glassy response for the driven medium, v exp(−const x F−μ).

Additional Information

This manuscript is from arXiv.org, for more information see http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/9604184

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