Mean-field type Ising spin glass in a diluted rare-earth intermetallic compound

Tabata, Y
Matsuda, K
Kanada, S
Waki, T
Nakamura, H
Sato, K
Kindo, K
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We have investigated a phase transition of a long-range RKKY Ising spin glass \dyyrusi by means of the dc and the ac magnetization measurements. The static nonlinear susceptibility $\chi_{2}$ exhibits a divergent behavior toward $\Tg$ $=$ 1.925 K with the exponent of $\gamma$ $=$ 1.08. The characteristic relaxation time $\tau$ obtained from the ac magnetization measurements also diverges to the same $\Tg$ with the exponent of $z\nu$ $=$ 1.9 in zero static field . These results indicate the spin glass phase transition belonging to the mean-field universality class, in which the exponents of $\gammaMF$ and $\znuMF$ are 1 and 2 respectively. Moreover, we observed the divergence of $\tau$ in a finite field of 500 Oe toward $\Tg$ $=$ 1.412 K with the exponent of $z\nu$ $=$ 2.1, being quite similar to that in zero field. It strongly suggests an existence of the spin glass phase transition in a finite field and the replica symmetry breaking (RSB) in the long-range Ising spin glass \dyyrusi.
Comment: 4 pages, 3 figures, to be published in J. Phys.: Conference Series (ICM2009)
Condensed Matter - Disordered Systems and Neural Networks, Condensed Matter - Statistical Mechanics