Classical and quantum behavior in mean-field glassy systems

  • Felix Ritort
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 492)


In this talk I review some recent developments which shed light on the main connections between structural glasses and mean-field spin glass models with a discontinuous transition. I also discuss the role of quantum fluctuations on the dynamical instability found in mean-field spin glasses with a discontinuous transition. In mean-field models with pairwise interactions in a transverse field it is shown, in the framework of the static approximation, that such instability is suppressed at zero temperature.


Spin Glass Quantum Fluctuation Transverse Field Configurational Entropy Saddle Point Equation 
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  • Felix Ritort
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  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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