We study the two-dimensional fully frustrated XY (FFXY) model and two related models, a discretization of the Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson Hamiltonian for the critical modes of the FFXY model and a coupled Ising-XY model, by means of Monte Carlo simulations on square lattices L-2, L less than or similar to 10(3). We show that their phase diagram is characterized by two very close chiral and spin transitions, at T-ch> T-sp respectively, of the Ising and Kosterlitz-Thouless type. At T-ch the Ising regime sets in only after a preasymptotic regime, which appears universal to some extent. The approach is nonmonotonic for most observables, with a wide region controlled by an effective exponent nu(eff)approximate to 0.8.
|Autori interni:||VICARI, ETTORE|
|Autori:||Hasenbusch M; Pelissetto A; Vicari E|
|Titolo:||Transitions and crossover phenomena in fully frustrated XY systems|
|Anno del prodotto:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevB.72.184502|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|