Spin Glasses

  • A. P. Young
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 27)

Abstract

This talk reviews the ingredients necessary for a system to be a spin glass and describes some spin glass materials. Some key experiments on these systems are discussed which lead to the idea of a phase transition. It will be emphasized that there is divergent correlation length at this transition, contrary to what is often supposed. Results of numerical calculations on simplified models will be compared with experiment and the status of our current understanding of the low temperature state will be discussed. Finally, some remarks on “reentrant” spin glass systems will be given.

Keywords

Entropy Anisotropy Remanent Magnetization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. Young
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA

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