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    Comment on "Ising Spin Glasses in a Magnetic Field"

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    In ref. cond-mat/9811419 Houdayer and Martin analyze the T=0 3d EA spin glass with a magnetic field BB. By using a new, powerful method, they determine an effective critical field BcB_c as a function of the lattice size LL. They use their results to deduce that the model is behaving like in the droplet approach and not like the mean-field theory. We show here, by using some unpublished data, that this very interesting method and numerical results are completely compatible with the behavior implied by the Replica Symmetry Breaking theory.Comment: One page comment about ref. cond-mat/9811419, including two eps figure

    Comment on ``Triviality of the Ground State Structure in Ising Spin Glasses''

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    We show that the evidence of cond-mat/9906323 does not discriminate among droplet model and mean field like behavior.Comment: 1 page comment with two .ps figures included. Rewritten version, one error correcte

    Off-Equilibrium Dynamics of a 4D Spin Glass with Asymmetric Couplings

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    We study the off-equilibrium dynamics of the Edwards-Anderson spin glass in four dimensions under the influence of a non-hamiltonian perturbation. We find that for small asymmetry the model behaves as the hamiltonian one, while for large asymmetry the behaviour of the model can be well described by an interrupted aging scenario. The autocorrelation function C(t_w+\tau,t_w) scales as \tau/t_w^\beta, with \beta a function of the asymmetry. For very long waiting times the previous regime crosses over to a time translational invariant regime (TTI) with stretched exponential relaxation. The model does not show signs of reaching a TTI regime for weak asymmetry, but in the aging regime the exponent \beta is always different from one, showing a non trivial aging scenario.Comment: Latex, 12 pages, 9 figure

    Reply to Comment on "Ising Spin Glasses in a Magnetic Field"

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    The problem of the survival of a spin glass phase in the presence of a field has been a challenging one for a long time. To date, all attempts using equilibrium Monte Carlo methods have been unconclusive. In their comment to our paper, Marinari, Parisi and Zuliani use out-of-equilibrium measurements to test for an Almeida-Thouless line. In our view such a dynamic approach is not based on very solid foundations in finite dimensional systems and so cannot be as compelling as equilibrium approaches. Nevertheless, the results of those authors suggests that there is a critical field near B=0.4 at zero temperature. In view of this quite small value (compared to the mean field value), we have reanalyzed our data. We find that if finite size scaling is to distinguish between that small field and a zero field, we would need to go to lattice sizes of about 20x20x20.Comment: reply to comment cond-mat/9812401 on ref. cond-mat/981141

    Low T Dynamical Properties of Spin Glasses Smoothly Extrapolate to T=0

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    We compare ground state properties of 3D Ising Spin Glasses with Gaussian couplings with results from off-equilibrium numerical simulations at non zero (but low) temperatures. We find that the non-zero temperature properties of the system smoothly connect to the T=0 behavior, confirming the point of view that results established at T=0 typically also give relevant information about the T≠0T\ne 0 physics of the system.Comment: 14 pages and 4 ps figure

    Numerical Simulations of the 4D Edwards-Anderson Spin Glass with Binary Couplings

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    We present numerical results that allow a precise determination of the transition point and of the critical exponents of the 4D Edwards-Anderson Spin Glass with binary quenched random couplings. We show that the low T phase undergoes Replica Symmetry Breaking. We obtain results on large lattices, up to a volume V=104V=10^4: we use finite size scaling to show the relevance of our results in the infinite volume limit.Comment: 18 pages + 17 figures, revised bibliography and minor typos. Added Journal Re

    Spin glasses without time-reversal symmetry and the absence of a genuine structural glass transition

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    We study the three-spin model and the Ising spin glass in a field using Migdal-Kadanoff approximation. The flows of the couplings and fields indicate no phase transition, but they show even for the three-spin model a slow crossover to the asymptotic high-temperature behaviour for strong values of the couplings. We also evaluated a quantity that is a measure of the degree of non-self-averaging, and we found that it can become large for certain ranges of the parameters and the system sizes. For the spin glass in a field the maximum of non-self-averaging follows for given system size a line that resembles the de Almeida-Thouless line. We conclude that non-self-averaging found in Monte-Carlo simulations cannot be taken as evidence for the existence of a low-temperature phase with replica-symmetry breaking. Models similar to the three-spin model have been extensively discussed in order to provide a description of structural glasses. Their theory at mean-field level resembles the mode-coupling theory of real glasses. At that level the one-step replica symmetry approach breaking predicts two transitions, the first transition being dynamical and the second thermodynamical. Our results suggest that in real finite dimensional glasses there will be no genuine transitions at all, but that some features of mean-field theory could still provide some useful insights.Comment: 11 pages, 11 figure
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