Domain Wall Depinning in Random Media by ac Fields

  • Glatz A
  • Nattermann T
  • Pokrovsky V
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The viscous motion of an interface driven by an ac external field of frequency ω0 in a random medium is considered here in the nonadiabatic regime. The velocity exhibits a smeared depinning transition showing a double hysteresis which is absent in the adiabatic case ω0→0. Using scaling arguments and an approximate renormalization group calculation we explain the main characteristics of the hysteresis loop. In the low frequency limit these can be expressed in terms of the depinning threshold and the critical exponents of the adiabatic case.

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