Regensburg 2002 – wissenschaftliches Programm
MA 19: Spinstrukturen und magnetische Phasenübergänge (incl. Sensoren(19.11) und Messmethoden(19.12-13))
MA 19.2: Vortrag
Donnerstag, 14. März 2002, 15:30–15:45, H23
Bond-disordered spin systems: Theory and application to doped high-Tc compounds — •Frank Krüger and Stefan Scheidl — Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität zu Köln, Zülpicher Str. 77, D-50937 Köln, Germany
We examine the stability of magnetic order in a classical Heisenberg model with quenched random exchange couplings. This system represents the spin degrees of freedom in high-Tc compounds with immobile dopants. Starting from a replica representation of the nonlinear σ-model, we perform a renormalization-group analysis. The importance of cumulants of the disorder distribution to arbitrarily high orders necessitates a functional renormalization scheme. From the renormalization flow equations we determine the magnetic correlation length numerically as a function of the impurity concentration and of temperature. From our analysis follows that two-dimensional layers can be magnetically ordered for arbitrarily strong but sufficiently diluted defects. We further consider the dimensional crossover in a stack of weakly coupled layers. The resulting phase diagram is compared with experimental data for La2−xSrxCuO4.