Field-driven hysteresis of the d=3 Ising spin glass: Hard-spin mean-field theory

Yuecesoy B., Berker A. N.

PHYSICAL REVIEW B, vol.76, no.1, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevb.76.014417
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW B


Hysteresis loops are obtained in the Ising spin-glass phase in d=3 using frustration-conserving hard-spin mean-field theory. The system is driven by a time-dependent random magnetic field H-Q that is conjugate to the spin-glass order Q, yielding a field-driven first-order phase transition through the spin-glass phase. The hysteresis loop area A of the Q-H-Q curve scales with respect to the sweep rate h of magnetic field as A-A(0)similar to h(b). In the spin-glass and random-bond ferromagnetic phases, the sweep-rate scaling exponent b changes with temperature T but appears not to change with antiferromagnetic bond concentration p. By contrast, in the pure ferromagnetic phase, b does not depend on T and has a sharply different value than in the two other phases.