Physics

Article

11-16-2006

English

Physics

Description/Abstract

Domain walls for spin glasses are believed to be scale invariant invariant; a stronger symmetry, conformal invariance, has the potential to hold. The statistics of zero-temperature Ising spin glass domain walls in two dimensions are used to test the hypothesis that these domain walls are described by a Schramm-Loewner evolution SLE$_\kappa$. Multiple tests are consistent with SLE$_\kappa$, where $\kappa=2.30(5)$. Both conformal invariance and the domain Markov property are tested. The latter does not hold in small systems, but detailed numerical evidence suggests that it holds in the continuum limit.

4 pages, 3 figures, see related work by Amoruso, Hartmann, Hastings, Moore at cond-mat/0601711 More information at http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0611433

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Harvested from Arxiv.org