Scaling and infrared divergences in the replica field theory of the Ising spin glass

T. Temesvári, C. De Dominicis, I. Kondor

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Replica field theory for the Ising spin glass in zero magnetic field is studied around the upper critical dimension d = 6. A scaling theory of the spin glass phase, based on Parisi's ultrametrically organised order parameter, is proposed. We argue that this infinite step replica symmetry broken (RSB) phase is nonperturbative in the sense that amplitudes of scaling forms cannot be expanded in term of the coupling constant w2. Infrared divergent integrals inevitably appear when we try to compute amplitudes perturbatively, nevertheless the ∈-expansion of critical exponents seems to be well-behaved. The origin of these problems can be traced back to the unusual behaviour of the free propagator having two mass scales, the smaller one being proportional to the perturbation parameter w2 and providing a natural infrared cutoff. Keeping the free propagator unexpanded makes it possible to avoid producing infrared divergent integrals. The role of Ward-identities and the problem of the lower critical dimension are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-634
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Physical Journal B
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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