Archive ouverte HAL – New analysis of the free energy cost of interfaces in spin glasses

Valerio Astuti 1 Silvio Franz 2 Giorgio Parisi 3

Valerio Astuti, Silvio Franz, Giorgio Parisi. New analysis of the free energy cost of interfaces in spin glasses. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General , IOP Publishing, 2019, ⟨10.13013⟩. ⟨hal-02291847⟩

In this work we want to enhance the calculation performed by Franz, Parisi and Virasoro (FPV) to estimate the free energy cost of interfaces in spin glasses and evaluate the lower critical dimension at which replica symmetry is restored. In particular we evaluate the free energy cost for a general class of effective Hamiltonians showing full replica symmetry breaking, and study the dependence of this cost on the order parameter and on the temperature. We confirm the findings of the FPV papers for the scaling of the free energy, recovering a value for the lower critical dimension of $D_{lc} = 2.5$. In addition to their results we find a non-trivial dependence of the free energy density cost on the order parameter and the temperature. Apart from the case of a restricted class of effective Hamiltonians this dependence cannot be expressed in terms of functions with a clear physical interpretation, as is the case in hierarchical models. In addition we connect the results on the lower critical dimension with recent simulations.

  • 1. Dipartimento di Fisica, Università “La Sapienza"
  • 2. LPTMS - Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques
  • 3. Center for Statistical Mechanics and Complexity, INFM Roma 'La Sapienza' and Dipartimento di Fisica