On a Classical Spin Glass Model

JL van Hemmen, A.C.D. van Enter, J. Canisius

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)311-336
    Number of pages26
    JournalZeitschrift für Physik. B: Condensed Matter
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1983

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