Local field distributions in spin glasses Academic Article uri icon


  • Numerical results for the local field distributions of a family of Ising spin-glass models are presented. In particular, the Edwards-Anderson model in dimensions two, three and four is considered, as well as spin glasses with long-range power-law-modulated interactions that interpolate between a nearest-neighbour Edwards-Anderson system in one dimension and the infinite-range Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model. Remarkably, the local field distributions only depend weakly on the range of the interactions and the dimensionality, and show strong similarities except for near-zero local field. © 2008 IOP Publishing Ltd.

author list (cited authors)

  • Boettcher, S., Katzgraber, H. G., & Sherrington, D.

citation count

  • 12

publication date

  • July 2008