Random field Ising model on networks with inhomogeneous connections
2006 (English)In: Physical Review E. Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, ISSN 1063-651X, E-ISSN 1095-3787, Vol. 74, no 031118Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We study a zero-temperature phase transition in the random field Ising model on scale-free networks with the degree exponent γ. Using an analytic mean-field theory, we find that the spins are always in the ordered phase for γ<3. On the other hand, the spins undergo a phase transition from an ordered phase to a disordered phase as the dispersion of the random fields increases for γ>3. The phase transition may be either continuous or discontinuous depending on the shape of the random field distribution. We derive the condition for the nature of the phase transition. Numerical simulations are performed to confirm the results.
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2006. Vol. 74, no 031118
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37768DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.74.031118OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-37768DiVA: diva2:369929