Griffiths Singularities in the Disordered Phase of a Quantum Ising Spin Glass

H. Rieger and A.P. Young
Phys. Rev. B (1996) (to be published).

We study a model for a quantum Ising spin glass in two space dimensions by Monte Carlo simulations. In the disordered phase at $T=0$, rare strongly correlated regions give rise to strong Griffiths singularities, as originally found by McCoy for a one-dimensional model. We find that there are power law distributions of the local susceptibility and local non-linear susceptibility, which are characterized by a smoothly varying dynamical exponent $z$. Over a range of the disordered phase near the quantum transition, the local non-linear susceptibility diverges. The local susceptibility does not diverge in the disordered phase but does diverge at the critical point. Approaching the critical point from the disordered phase, the limiting value of $z$ seems to equal its value precisely at criticality, even though the physics of these two cases seems rather different

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