91-5 Radin , Charles
Disordered Ground States of Classical Lattice Models (39K, TeX) Jul 10, 91
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Abstract. We use strictly ergodic dynamical systems to describe two methods for constructing short range interactions of classical statistical mechanics models with unique ground states and unusual properties of disorder; in particular, these ground states can be mixing under translations (and therefore have purely continuous spectrum), and can have positive entropy. Because of the uniqueness of the ground state the disorder is not of the usual type associated with local degeneracy.

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