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Paper   IPM / P / 8689
School of Physics
  Title:   Energy-Landscape Networks of Spin Glasses
1.  H. Seyed-Allaei
2.  H. Seyed-Allaei
3.  R. Ejtehadi
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Phys. Rev. E
  Vol.:  77
  Year:  2008
  Pages:   031105
  Supported by:  IPM
We have studied the topology of the energy landscape of a spin-glass model and the effect of frustration on it by looking at the connectivity and disconnectivity graphs of the inherent structure. The connectivity network shows the adjacency of energy minima whereas the disconnectivity network tells us about the heights of the energy barriers. Both graphs are constructed by the exact enumeration of a two-dimensional square lattice of a frustrated spin glass with nearest-neighbor interactions up to the size of 27 spins. The enumeration of the energy-landscape minima as well as the analytical mean-field approximation show that these minima have a Gaussian distribution, and the connectivity graph has a log-Weibull degree distribution of shape κ = 8.22 and scale λ = 4.84. To study the effect of frustration on these results, we introduce an unfrustrated spin-glass model and demonstrate that the degree distribution of its connectivity graph shows a power-law behavior with the −3.46 exponent, which is similar to the behavior of proteins and Lennard-Jones clusters in its power-law form.

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