Study of Frustrated Systems Via Dissipative Maps

  • G. S. Canright
  • G. I. Watson
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 78)


We briefly describe a method for finding complex metastable states for frustrated classical systems, using a dissipative dynamical map. We show by example that this technique can give states which are very competitive in energy with the ground state, and with other, simpler states which are found by exhaustive search.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. Canright
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. I. Watson
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyThe University of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Solid State DivisionOak Ridge National LabortoryOak RidgeUSA
  3. 3.Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryChilton, Didcot, OxonUK

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