Geometry of large-scale low-energy excitations in the one-dimensional Ising spin glass with power-law interactions Academic Article uri icon


  • Results are presented for the geometry of low-energy excitations in the one-dimensional Ising spin chain with power-law interactions, in which the model parameters are chosen to yield a finite spin-glass transition temperature. Both finite-temperature and ground-state studies are carried out. For the range of sizes studied the data cannot be fitted to any of the standard spin-glass scenarios without including corrections to scaling. Incorporating such corrections we find that the fractal dimension of the surface of the excitations, is either equal to the space dimension, consistent with replica symmetry breaking, or very slightly less than it. The latter case is consistent with the droplet and “trivial-nontrivial” pictures. © 2003 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Katzgraber, H. G., & Young, A. P.

citation count

  • 29

publication date

  • December 2003