Response factorization of simply connected Ising lattices with application to bethe lattice spin glasses

G. Zhang, J. K. Percus

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The thermodynamics of a classical lattice gas in Ising form, with arbitrary interaction, is set up in entropy format, with multipoint magnetizations as control parameters. It is specialized to the case of one- and two-point interactions on a simply connected lattice; both entropy and profile equations are written down explicitly. Linear response functions are expressed in Wertheim-Baxter factorization and used to derive the Jacobian of the transformation from couplings to magnetizations. An arbitrary spin-glass coupling distribution is transformed to the corresponding magnetization distribution, whose effect on thermodynamic properties is assessed. A Gaussian coupling-fluctuation expansion diverges at sufficiently large fluctuation amplitude, suggesting the possibility of a phase transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1365-1377
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Statistical Physics
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Mar 1 1993



  • Bethe lattice
  • Nonuniform Ising model
  • spin glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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