A simple, exactly soluble, model of a spin-glass with weakly correlated disorder is presented. It includes both randomness and frustration, but its solution can be obtained without replicas. As the temperature T is lowered, the spin-glass phase is reached via an equilibrium phase transition at T=Tf. The spin-glass magnetization exhibits a distinct S-shape character, which is indicative of a field-induced transition to a state of higher magnetization above a certain threshold field. For suitable probability distributions of the exchange interactions. (a) A mixed phase is found where spin-glass and ferromagnetism coexist. (b) The zero-field susceptibility has a flat plateau for 0≤T≤Tf and a Curie-Weiss behaviour for T>Tf. (c) At low temperatures the magnetic specific heat is linearly dependent on the temperature. The physical origin of the dependence upon the probability distributions is explained, and a careful analysis of the ground state structure is given.
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||Zeitschrift für Physik. B: Condensed Matter|
|Publication status||Published - 1983|