Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 90, Issue 3, pp 319–327 | Cite as

The order parameter in a spin glass

  • A. C. D. van Enter
  • Robert B. Griffiths


Various possible precise definitions of an Edwards-Anderson type of order parameter for an Ising model spin glass are considered, using boundary conditions for a finite system, states of an infinite system, and a duplicate-system approach. Several of these definitions are shown to yield identical results.


Boundary Condition Neural Network Statistical Physic Complex System Nonlinear Dynamics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. C. D. van Enter
    • 1
  • Robert B. Griffiths
    • 1
  1. 1.I.H.E.S.Bures-sur-YvetteFrance

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