Exchange stiffness and macroscopic anisotropy in Heisenberg spin-glasses

H. Sompolinsky, G. Kotliar, A. Zippelius

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The consequences of rotational-symmetry breaking in Heisenberg spin-glasses are studied with use of order parameters which are time-dependent SO(3) rotation matrices. A microscopic derivation of the hydrodynamic "triad" theory, including the effect of small magnetic fields and random anisotropies, is presented. In the mean-field limit the finite-time exchange stiffness and macroscopic anisotropy constants vanish near the transition temperature Tg as (Tg-T), =3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-395
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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