Journal of Statistical Physics vol:144 issue:6 pages:1238-1246
We consider 3D active plane rotators, where the interaction between the spins is of XY-type and where each spin is driven to rotate. For the clock-model, when the spins take N >> 1 possible values, we conjecture that there are two low-temperature regimes. At very low temperatures and for small enough drift the phase diagram is a small perturbation of the equilibrium case. At larger temperatures the massless modes appear and the spins start to rotate synchronously for arbitrary small drift. For the driven XY-model we prove that there is essentially a unique translation-invariant and stationary distribution despite the fact that the dynamics is not ergodic.