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Critical behavior of the random-anisotropy model in the strong-anisotropy limit

Toldin, Francesco Parisen and Pelissetto, Andrea and Vicari, Ettore (2006) Critical behavior of the random-anisotropy model in the strong-anisotropy limit. Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment . P06002. ISSN 1742-5468

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We investigate the nature of the critical behavior of the random-anisotropy Heisenberg model (RAM), which describes a magnetic system with random uniaxial single-site anisotropy, such as some amorphous alloys of rare earths and transition metals. In particular, we consider the strong-anisotropy limit (SRAM), in which the Hamiltonian can be rewritten as the one of an Ising spin-glass model with correlated bond disorder. We perform Monte Carlo simulations of the SRAM on simple cubic L^3 lattices, up to L=30, measuring correlation functions of the replica-replica overlap, which is the order parameter at a glass transition. The corresponding results show critical behavior and finite-size scaling. They provide evidence of a finite-temperature continuous transition with critical exponents $\eta_o=-0.24(4)$ and $\nu_o=2.4(6)$. These results are close to the corresponding estimates that have been obtained in the usual Ising spin-glass model with uncorrelated bond disorder, suggesting that the two models belong to the same universality class. We also determine the leading correction-to-scaling exponent finding $\omega = 1.0(4)$.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Imported from arXiv
Subjects: Area02 - Scienze fisiche > FIS/02 - Fisica teorica, modelli e metodi matematici
Divisions: Dipartimenti (until 2012) > DIPARTIMENTO DI FISICA " E. FERMI"
Depositing User: dott.ssa Sandra Faita
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 15:44
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2015 15:44
URI: http://eprints.adm.unipi.it/id/eprint/1807

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