Multicritical points and topology-induced inverse transition in the random-field Blume-Capel model in a random network

R. Erichsen, Amanda Azevedo Lopes, S. G. Magalhaes
2017 Physical review. E  
The interplay between quenched disorder provided by a random field (RF) and network connectivity in the Blume-Capel (BC) model is the subject of this paper. The replica method is used to average over the network randomness. It offers an alternative analytic route to both numerical simulations and standard mean field approaches. The results reveal a rich thermodynamic scenario with multicritical points that are strongly dependent on network connectivity. In addition, we also demonstrate that the
more » ... RF has a deep effect on the inverse melting transition. This highly nontrivial type of phase transition has been proposed to exist in the BC model as a function of network topology. Our results confirm that the topological mechanism can lead to an inverse melting transition. Nevertheless, our results also show that as the RF becomes stronger, the paramagnetic phase is affected in such way that the topological mechanism for inverse melting is disabled.
doi:10.1103/physreve.95.062113 pmid:28709271 fatcat:w4xmu47rjncezo5uersnuejvwq