Numerical simulations of spin glasses

  • I. Morgenstern
Theoretical Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 192)


In this contribution to the proceedings I carried out the full chronological line in numerical simulations to give clear evidence against a phase transition in shortrange spin glass models at least in two dimensions. Furtheron I consider the observation time necessary to obtain equilibrium states at low temperatures — it exceeds 100 years. Then I provide the theory of a new phenomenon: the time dependent specific heat. It is hoped that this effect helps experimentalists to provide convincing evidence in favour or against a transition.


Partition Function Energy Barrier Spin Glass Free Energy Barrier Frustration Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Morgenstern
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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