Size dependence of the internal energy in Ising and vector spin glasses Academic Article uri icon


  • We study numerically the scaling correction to the internal energy per spin as a function of system size and temperature in a variety of Ising and vector spin glasses. From a standard scaling analysis we estimate the effective size correction exponent x at each temperature. For each system with a finite ordering temperature, as temperature is increased from zero, x initially decreases regularly until it goes through a minimum at a temperature close to the critical temperature, and then increases strongly. The behavior of the exponent x at and below the critical temperature is more complex than suggested by the model for the size correction that relates x to the domain-wall stiffness exponent. © 2003 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Katzgraber, H. G., & Campbell, I. A.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • November 2003