Physical Review Letters
Extensive spin‐dynamics simulations have been performed to study the dynamical behavior of the classical Heisenberg chain at infinite temperatures and long wavelengths. We find that the energy and spin show distinctly different dynamics in the isotropic system. The energy correlation function follows the classical diffusion theory prediction, namely, it decays exponentially with q 2 t. In contrast, the spin correlation function is found to decay exponentially as q 2.12 t ln t implying a logarithmically divergent diffusion constant and the failure of the usual hydrodynamic assumptions.
Hydrodynamics; Rotational motion
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Bonfim, O. F. de Alcantara and Reiter, George, "Breakdown of Hydrodynamics in the Classical ID Heisenberg Model" (1992). Physics Faculty Publications and Presentations. Paper 46.