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Disorder-free spin glass transitions and jamming in exactly solvable mean-field models

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We construct and analyze a family of MM-component vectorial spin systems which exhibit glass transitions and jamming within supercooled paramagnetic states without quenched disorder. Our system is defined on lattices with connectivity c=Ξ±Mc=\alpha M and becomes exactly solvable in the limit of large number of components Mβ†’βˆžM \to \infty. We consider generic pp-body interactions between the vectorial Ising/continuous spins with linear/non-linear potentials. The existence of self-generated randomness is demonstrated by showing that the random energy model is recovered from a MM-component ferromagnetic pp-spin Ising model in Mβ†’βˆžM \to \infty and pβ†’βˆžp \to \infty limit. In our systems the quenched disorder, if present, and the self-generated disorder act additively. Our theory provides a unified mean-field theoretical framework for glass transitions of rotational degree of freedoms such as orientation of molecules in glass forming liquids, color angles in continuous coloring of graphs and vector spins of geometrically frustrated magnets. The rotational glass transitions accompany various types of replica symmetry breaking. In the case of repulsive hardcore interactions in the spin space, continuous the criticality of the jamming or SAT/UNSTAT transition becomes the same as that of hardspheres.Comment: 85 pages (9 figures) Revised and extended version submitted to SciPost Physics. (Analysis on anisotropic particles included in v2 will be presented in a separate publication.

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