Absence of many states in realistic spin glasses

Daniel S. Fisher, David A. Huse

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Based on a simple scaling ansatz, the authors argue that no pure thermodynamic states other than the paramagnetic state and a pair of states in zero magnetic field which are related by a global spin flip can exist in short-range Ising spin glass models in any dimension. An analogous result should hold for XY and Heisenberg spin glasses, as well as for square-integrable long-range interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L1005-L1010
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number15
StatePublished - Oct 21 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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