Gauge-invariant spin glasses

Paul Goldbart, Olivier Martin, Eduardo H Fradkin

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Spin-glass models with orthogonal and unitary bond interactions are investigated using replica mean-field theory. The orthogonal model leads to a low-temperature phase described by a Parisi replica symmetry broken order parameter. The analogous solution for the unitary model is unstable to fluctuations which render the order parameter complex. In this case a simple parametrization of the Hermitian order parameter suggests a first-order transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-305
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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