Large-scale Monte Carlo simulations of the three-dimensional XY spin glass

Jedediah Pixley, A. P. Young

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We study the XY spin glass by large-scale Monte Carlo simulations for sizes up to 243, down to temperatures below the transition temperature found in earlier work. The data for the larger sizes show more marginal behavior than that for the smaller sizes, indicating that the lower critical dimension is close, and possibly equal to three. We find that the spins and chiralities behave in a similar manner. We also address the optimal ratio of "over-relaxation" to "Metropolis" sweeps in the simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number014419
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 16 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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