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Title: Unexpected Phenomenology in Particle-Based Ice Absent in Magnetic Spin Ice

While particle-based ices are often considered essentially equivalent to magnet-based spin ices, the two differ essentially in frustration and energetics. Here, we show that at equilibrium particle-based ices correspond exactly to spin ices coupled to a background field. In trivial geometries, such a field has no effect, and the two systems are indeed thermodynamically equivalent. In other cases, however, the field controls a richer phenomenology, absent in magnetic ices, and still largely unexplored: ice rule fragility, topological charge transfer, radial polarization, decimation induced disorder, and glassiness.
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-29430
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 16; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1477722
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1433751

Nisoli, Cristiano. Unexpected Phenomenology in Particle-Based Ice Absent in Magnetic Spin Ice. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.167205.
Nisoli, Cristiano. Unexpected Phenomenology in Particle-Based Ice Absent in Magnetic Spin Ice. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.167205.
Nisoli, Cristiano. 2018. "Unexpected Phenomenology in Particle-Based Ice Absent in Magnetic Spin Ice". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.167205.
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title = {Unexpected Phenomenology in Particle-Based Ice Absent in Magnetic Spin Ice},
author = {Nisoli, Cristiano},
abstractNote = {While particle-based ices are often considered essentially equivalent to magnet-based spin ices, the two differ essentially in frustration and energetics. Here, we show that at equilibrium particle-based ices correspond exactly to spin ices coupled to a background field. In trivial geometries, such a field has no effect, and the two systems are indeed thermodynamically equivalent. In other cases, however, the field controls a richer phenomenology, absent in magnetic ices, and still largely unexplored: ice rule fragility, topological charge transfer, radial polarization, decimation induced disorder, and glassiness.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.167205},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 16,
volume = 120,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
}

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