Bridging cumulative and noncumulative geometric frustration response via a frustrated N -state spin system

Snir Meiri, Efi Efrati

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Abstract

The resolution of geometric frustration in systems with continuous degrees of freedom often involves a cooperative inhomogeneous response and superextensive energy scaling. In contrast, the frustration in frustrated Ising-like spin systems is resolved uniformly. In this work we bridge between these two extremes by studying a frustrated model composed of N-state spins, and varying N. The expected cooperative response, observed for large N, is strongly attenuated as N is reduced, in a nontrivial way. Moderate N values show unique topological-like phases not observed before in frustrated models.
Original languageEnglish
Article number033104
Number of pages6
JournalPHYSICAL REVIEW RESEARCH
Volume4
Issue number3
Early online date8 Aug 2022
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2022

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