Local aging phenomena close to magnetic surfaces
Surface aging phenomena are discussed for semi-infinite systems prepared in a fully disordered initial state and then quenched to or below the critical point. In addition to solving exactly the semi-infinite Ising model in the limit of large dimensions, we also present results of an extensive numerical study of the nonequilibrium dynamical behavior of the two-dimensional semi-infinite Ising model undergoing coarsening. The studied models reveal a simple aging behavior where some of the nonequilibrium surface exponents take on values that differ from their bulk counterparts. For the two-dimensional semi-infinite Ising model we find that the exponent b(1) that describes the scaling behavior of the surface autocorrelation vanishes. These simulations also reveal the existence of strong finite-time corrections that to some extent mask the leading scaling behavior of the studied two-time quantities.