We consider the Ising model on the hexagonal lattice evolving according to Metropolis dynamics. We study its metastable behavior in the limit of vanishing temperature when the system is immersed in a small external magnetic field. We determine the asymptotic properties of the transition time from the metastable to the stable state up to a multiplicative factor and study the mixing time and the spectral gap of the Markov process. We give a geometrical description of the critical configurations and show how not only their size but their shape varies depending on the thermodynamical parameters. Finally we provide some results concerning polyiamonds of maximal area and minimal perimeter.

Metastability for the Ising model on the hexagonal lattice

Troiani, Alessio
2022-01-01

Abstract

We consider the Ising model on the hexagonal lattice evolving according to Metropolis dynamics. We study its metastable behavior in the limit of vanishing temperature when the system is immersed in a small external magnetic field. We determine the asymptotic properties of the transition time from the metastable to the stable state up to a multiplicative factor and study the mixing time and the spectral gap of the Markov process. We give a geometrical description of the critical configurations and show how not only their size but their shape varies depending on the thermodynamical parameters. Finally we provide some results concerning polyiamonds of maximal area and minimal perimeter.
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