Discrete-bond ising spin glass on the face-centered cubic lattice

R. E. Hetzel, R. N. Bhatt, R. R.P. Singh

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We explore the behavior of the nearest-neighbor Ising spin glass with discrete bonds (± J) on the face-centered cubic lattice using both Monte Carlo simulations and high-temperatureexpansions. A phase transition to a spin glass phase is found in zero magnetic field(H)at a nonzerotemperature(T - Tc), with critical exponents close to that for the simple cubic lattice. In the(H, T)-plane, the contours of constant spin glass susceptibility show an upturn towards higherHatthe lowestT, consistent with the possibility of a de Ahneida-Thouless line of phase transitions in afield. Further, the upturn is similar to those on the simple cubic lattice and less pronounced than onthe four-dimensional hypercubic lattice, despite the higher coordination number of the f.c.c. lattice, suggesting that the upturn is a dimension-related property.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-388
Number of pages6
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 10 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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