Time dependent local field distribution and metastable states in the SK-spin-glass
Inst. f. Theoretical Physics, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany
Corresponding author: a email@example.com
Revised: 8 November 2007
Published online: 16 January 2008
Different sets of metastable states can be reached in glassy systems below some transition temperature depending on initial conditions and details of the dynamics. This is investigated for the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick spin glass model with long ranged interactions. In particular, the time dependent local field distribution and energy are calculated for zero temperature. This is done for a system quenched to zero temperature, slow cooling or simulated annealing, a greedy algorithm and repeated tapping. Results are obtained from Monte-Carlo simulations and a Master-Fokker-Planck approach. A comparison with replica symmetry broken theory, evaluated in high orders, shows that the energies obtained via dynamics are higher than the ground state energy of replica theory. Tapping and simulated annealing yield on the other hand results which are very close to the ground state energy. The local field distribution tends to zero for small fields. This is in contrast to the Edwards flat measure hypothesis. The distribution of energies obtained for different tapping strengths does again not follow the canonical form proposed by Edwards.
PACS: 05.70.Ln – Nonequilibrium and irreversible thermodynamics / 45.70.Cc – Static sandpiles; granular compaction / 75.10.Nr – Spin-glass and other random models / 89.75.-k – Complex systems / 02.60.Pn – Numerical optimization
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