Evidence of a glass transition in a ten-state non-mean-field Potts glass Academic Article uri icon


  • Potts glasses are prototype models that have been used to understand the structural glass transition. However, in finite space dimensions a glass transition remains to be detected in the 10-state Potts glass. Using a one-dimensional model with long-range power-law interactions we present evidence that a glass transition below the upper critical dimension can exist for short-range systems at low enough temperatures. Gaining insights into the structural glass transition for short-range systems using spin models is thus potentially possible, yet difficult.

author list (cited authors)

  • Andrist, R. S., Larson, D., & Katzgraber, H. G.

complete list of authors

  • Andrist, Ruben S||Larson, Derek||Katzgraber, Helmut G

publication date

  • January 2011