Document Type

Article

Date

11-7-2002

Embargo Period

10-20-2011

Keywords

condensed matter, dynamic critical phenomena, change-density-wave systems

Language

English

Disciplines

Physics

Description/Abstract

We study the dynamics of a viscoelastic medium driven through quenched disorder by expanding about mean field theory in $6-\epsilon$ dimensions. The model exhibits a critical point separating a region where the dynamics is hysteretic with a macroscopic jump between strongly pinned and weakly pinned states, from a region where the sliding state is unique and no jump occurs. The disappearance of the jump at the critical point is described by universal exponents. As suggested in \onlinecite{MMP00}, the model appears to be in the same universality class as the zero-temperature random field Ising model of hysteresis in magnets.

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This manuscript is from arXiv.org, for more informations see http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0203168

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