On the dynamics of sliding elastic manifolds with random interaction

  • K. V. Samokhin
Condensed Matter


The friction dynamics of contacting D-dimensional disordered elastic manifolds, driven by external forces, is studied, and the existence of a zero-temperature depinning transition below some critical dimensionality is demonstrated for different kinds of elastic response. It is shown that this model falls into the universality class of single interface depinning in a 2D-dimensional random medium.

PACS numbers

46.30.Pa 68.35.Ja 81.40.Pq 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. V. Samokhin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität zu KölnKölnGermany
  2. 2.L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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