Excitation probability and e ective temperature in the stationary regime of conductivity for Coulomb Glasses

Área de investigación: Applied Physics Año: 2017
Tipo de publicación: Artículo Palabras clave: Coulomb glasses; nonlinear conductivity; complex systems; effective temperature
Autores: Caravaca-Garratón, Manuel; Fernández Martínez, Manuel
Journal: Open Physics (formerly Central European Journal of Physics) Volumen: 15
Número: 1 Páginas: 449-452
Mes: July
ISSN: 2391-5471
In this paper, we shall illustrate the numerical calculation of the effective temperature in Coulomb glasses by excitation probability provided that the system has been placed in a stationary state after applying a strong electric field. The excitation probability becomes a better alternative than the occupation probability, which has been classically employed to calculate the effective temperature and characterize the thermodynamics of Coulomb glasses out of equilibrium. This is due to the fact that the excitation probability shows better statistics than the occupation probability. In addition, our simulations show that the excitation probability does not depend on the choice of the chemical potential, which critically affects the occupation probability. Our results allow us to propose the excitation probability as a standard procedure to determine the effective temperature in Coulomb glasses as well as in other complex systems such as spin glasses.