We study the deviations from perfect memory in negative temperature cycle spin glass experiments. It is known that the a.c. susceptibility after the temperature is raised back to its initial value is superimposed to the reference isothermal curve for large enough temperature jumps ΔT (perfect memory). For smaller ΔT, the deviation from this perfect memory has a striking non monotonous behavior: the 'memory anomaly' is negative for small ΔT's, becomes positive for intermediate ΔT's, before vanishing for still larger ΔT's. We show that this interesting behavior can be reproduced by simple Random Energy trap models. We discuss an alternative interpretation in terms of droplets and temperature chaos.
- 05.70.Fh Phase transitions: General studies
- 64.70.Pf Glass transitions
- 75.50.Lk Spin glasses and other random magnets
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics