Zeros of the partition function and dynamical singularities in spin-glass systems

Research paper by Kazutaka Takahashi, Tomoyuki Obuchi

Indexed on: 31 Aug '13Published on: 31 Aug '13Published in: Physics - Statistical Mechanics


We study spin-glass systems characterized by continuous occurrence of singularities. The theory of Lee-Yang zeros is used to find the singularities. By using the replica method in mean-field systems, we show that two-dimensional distributions of zeros of the partition function in a complex parameter plane are characteristic feature of random systems. The results of several models indicate that the concept of chaos in the spin-glass state is different from that of the replica symmetry breaking. We discuss that a chaotic phase at imaginary temperature is different from the spin-glass phase and is accessible by quantum dynamics in a quenching protocol.