Multicritical point relations in three dual pairs of hierarchical-lattice Ising spin glasses

Hinczewski M., Berker A.

PHYSICAL REVIEW B, vol.72, no.14, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevb.72.144402
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW B


The Ising spin glasses are investigated on three dual pairs of hierarchical lattices, using exact renormalization-group transformation of the quenched bond probability distribution. The goal is to investigate a recent conjecture that relates, on such pairs of dual lattices, the locations of the multicritical points, which occur on the Nishimori symmetry line. Toward this end we precisely determine the global phase diagrams for these six hierarchical spin glasses, using up to 2.5x10(9) probability bins to represent the quenched distribution subjected to an exact renormalization-group transformation. We find in all three cases that the conjecture is realized to a very good approximation, even when the mutually dual models belong to different spatial dimensionalities d and have different phase diagram topologies at the multicritical points of the conjecture and even though the contributions to the conjecture from each lattice of the dual pair are strongly asymmetric. In all six phase diagrams, we find reentrance near the multicritical point. In the models with d=2 or 1.5, the spin glass phase does not occur and the phase boundary between the ferromagnetic and paramagnetic phases is second order with a strong violation of universality.