Monte Carlo Study of the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick Spin Glass Model in a Transverse Field

  • H. Ishii
  • T. Yamamoto
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 74)


On the basis of the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick (hereafter referred to as SK) model [1] of an Ising spin glass with infinite-range interactions, many studies have been made theoretically and by means of computer simulations [2]. The physical picture of the spin glass which has emerged is that the phase space of the spin glass is divided into many valleys separated from one another by barriers, and one of the valleys is further subdivided into two or more valleys with decreasing temperatures. This hierarchical structure manifests a succession of micro phase transitions [3].


Monte Carlo Ising Model Spin Glass Importance Sampling Paramagnetic Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Ishii
    • 1
  • T. Yamamoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsOsaka City UniversitySumiyoshiku, Osaka 558Japan

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