CMT Forum: Markus Muller

24 Jan 2024
Seminars and colloquia
Simpkins Lee

Markus Muller (Paul Scherrer Institut)

Seminar series
CMT Forum
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Yes, knowledge of physics required
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Exact numerical solution of the classical and quantum Heisenberg spin glass

While the physics of classical and quantum Ising spin glasses has been rather thoroughly understood, glasses of Heisenberg (vector) spins have remained a difficult and
largely unsolved problem, including especially its quantum version, which governs the local moments in randomly doped, strongly correlated materials.
I will present the numerically exact mean field solution of quantum and classical Heisenberg spin glasses, based on the combination of a high precision numerical solution of the Parisi full replica symmetry breaking equations and a continuous time Quantum Monte Carlo.

We find that the Heisenberg (vector) spin glasses have a rougher energy landscape than their Ising analogues, which affects their avalanche response to external stimuli.
The (short time) quantum dynamics and collective excitations exhibit a surprisingly slow temperature evolution, that, at asymptotically low temperatures, tend to the superuniversal form found so far in all insulating mean field glasses.

We extend our analysis to the doped, metallic Heisenberg spin glass, which displays an unexpectedly slow spin dynamics reflecting the proximity to the melting quantum critical  point and its associated Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev Planckian dynamics.

Ref:  N. Kavokine, M. Müller, A. Georges, and O. Parcollet