Formation of stripes and slabs near the ferromagnetic transition

A. Giuliani, É. Lieb, R. Seiringer, Communications in Mathematical Physics 331 (2014) 333–350.


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We consider Ising models in d = 2 and d = 3 dimensions with nearest neighbor ferromagnetic and long-range antiferromagnetic interactions, the latter decaying as (distance)-p, p > 2d, at large distances. If the strength J of the ferromagnetic interaction is larger than a critical value J c, then the ground state is homogeneous. It has been conjectured that when J is smaller than but close to J c, the ground state is periodic and striped, with stripes of constant width h = h(J), and h → ∞ as J → Jc -. (In d = 3 stripes mean slabs, not columns.) Here we rigorously prove that, if we normalize the energy in such a way that the energy of the homogeneous state is zero, then the ratio e 0(J)/e S(J) tends to 1 as J → Jc -, with e S(J) being the energy per site of the optimal periodic striped/slabbed state and e 0(J) the actual ground state energy per site of the system. Our proof comes with explicit bounds on the difference e 0(J)-e S(J) at small but positive J c-J, and also shows that in this parameter range the ground state is striped/slabbed in a certain sense: namely, if one looks at a randomly chosen window, of suitable size ℓ (very large compared to the optimal stripe size h(J)), one finds a striped/slabbed state with high probability.
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2014-08-01
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Communications in Mathematical Physics
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331
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1
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333 - 350
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Giuliani A, Lieb É, Seiringer R. Formation of stripes and slabs near the ferromagnetic transition. Communications in Mathematical Physics. 2014;331(1):333-350. doi:10.1007/s00220-014-1923-2
Giuliani, A., Lieb, É., & Seiringer, R. (2014). Formation of stripes and slabs near the ferromagnetic transition. Communications in Mathematical Physics, 331(1), 333–350. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00220-014-1923-2
Giuliani, Alessandro, Élliott Lieb, and Robert Seiringer. “Formation of Stripes and Slabs near the Ferromagnetic Transition.” Communications in Mathematical Physics 331, no. 1 (2014): 333–50. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00220-014-1923-2.
A. Giuliani, É. Lieb, and R. Seiringer, “Formation of stripes and slabs near the ferromagnetic transition,” Communications in Mathematical Physics, vol. 331, no. 1, pp. 333–350, 2014.
Giuliani A, Lieb É, Seiringer R. 2014. Formation of stripes and slabs near the ferromagnetic transition. Communications in Mathematical Physics. 331(1), 333–350.
Giuliani, Alessandro, et al. “Formation of Stripes and Slabs near the Ferromagnetic Transition.” Communications in Mathematical Physics, vol. 331, no. 1, Springer, 2014, pp. 333–50, doi:10.1007/s00220-014-1923-2.

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