Random field effects in disordered anisotropic antiferromagnets

Shmuel Fishman*, Amnon Aharony

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A uniform magnetic field is shown to generate random local fields in uniaxially anisotropic antiferromagnets with random exchange interactions. This leads to a stronger divergence of the temperature derivative of the static susceptibility even at zero field, and to a drastic change in the critical exponents at the Ising-like antiferromagnetic transition as well as at the tricritical or bicritical points occurring at finite fields.

Original languageEnglish
Article number006
Pages (from-to)L729-L733
JournalJournal of Physics C: Solid State Physics
Issue number18
StatePublished - 1979


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