We investigate the nature of the critical behaviour of the random-anisotropy Heisenberg model (RAM), which describes magnetic systems with random uniaxial single-site anisotropy, such as some amorphous alloys of rare earths and transition metals. In particular, we consider the strong-anisotropy limit (SRAM), in which the Hamiltonian can be rewritten as the one of an Ising spin-glass model with correlated bond disorder. We perform Monte Carlo simulations of the SRAM on simple cubic lattices of linear size L, up to L = 30, measuring correlation functions of the replica-replica overlap, which is the order parameter at a glass transition. The corresponding results show critical behaviour and finite-size scaling. They provide evidence of a finite-temperature continuous transition with critical exponents. eta(o) = -0.24(4) and nu(o) = 2.4(6). These results are close to the corresponding estimates that have been obtained in the usual Ising spin-glass model with uncorrelated bond disorder, suggesting that the two models belong to the same universality class. We also determine the leading correction-to-scaling exponent, finding omega = 1.0(4).
|Autori:||Toldin FP; Pelissetto A; Vicari E|
|Titolo:||Critical behaviour of the random-anisotropy model in the strong-anisotropy limit|
|Anno del prodotto:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1088/1742-5468/2006/06/P06002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|