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Physical Review Letters
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Measurement of the spin-glass order parameter in amorphous Gd0.37Al0.63

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Abstract

Amorphous films of composition Gd0.37Al0.63 are found to exhibit a transition to a spin-glass state below 16 K. The magnetic properties show thermal hysteresis and relaxation below the spin-glass transition. The susceptibility maximum at 16 K, when measured in dc fields ≤10 Oe, sharpens into an asymmetric cusp, consistent with the Edwards-Anderson picture of the transition as one into a random, but rigid, state. Using the theory of Sherrington and Kirkpatrick, we extract the spin-glass order parameter from the observed cusp, and find deviations from simple mean-field behavior. © 1977 The American Physical Society.

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10 Jan 1977

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Physical Review Letters

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