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    DD-dimensional Arrays of Josephson Junctions, Spin Glasses and qq-deformed Harmonic Oscillators

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    We study the statistical mechanics of a DD-dimensional array of Josephson junctions in presence of a magnetic field. In the high temperature region the thermodynamical properties can be computed in the limit D→∞D \to \infty, where the problem is simplified; this limit is taken in the framework of the mean field approximation. Close to the transition point the system behaves very similar to a particular form of spin glasses, i.e. to gauge glasses. We have noticed that in this limit the evaluation of the coefficients of the high temperature expansion may be mapped onto the computation of some matrix elements for the qq-deformed harmonic oscillator

    Small Window Overlaps Are Effective Probes of Replica Symmetry Breaking in 3D Spin Glasses

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    We compute numerically small window overlaps in the three dimensional Edwards Anderson spin glass. We show that they behave in the way implied by the Replica Symmetry Breaking Ansatz, that they do not qualitatively differ from the full volume overlap and do not tend to a trivial function when increasing the lattice volume. On the contrary we show they are affected by small finite volume effects, and are interesting tools for the study of the features of the spin glass phase.Comment: 9 pages plus 5 figure

    The ideal glass transition of Hard Spheres

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    We use the replica method to study the ideal glass transition of a liquid of identical Hard Spheres. We obtain estimates of the configurational entropy in the liquid phase, of the Kauzmann packing fraction, in the range 0.58--0.62, and of the random close packing density, in the range 0.64--0.67, depending on the approximation we use for the equation of state of the liquid. We also compute the pair correlation function in the glassy states (i.e., dense amorphous packings) and we find that the mean coordination number at random close packing is equal to 6. All these results compare well with numerical simulations and with other existing theories.Comment: 13 pages, 8 figure

    A variational approach to Ising spin glasses in finite dimensions

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    We introduce a hierarchical class of approximations of the random Ising spin glass in dd dimensions. The attention is focused on finite clusters of spins where the action of the rest of the system is properly taken into account. At the lower level (cluster of a single spin) our approximation coincides with the SK model while at the highest level it coincides with the true dd-dimensional system. The method is variational and it uses the replica approach to spin glasses and the Parisi ansatz for the order parameter. As a result we have rigorous bounds for the quenched free energy which become more and more precise when larger and larger clusters are considered.Comment: 16 pages, Plain TeX, uses Harvmac.tex, 4 ps figures, submitted to J. Phys. A: Math. Ge
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