Amnon Aharony

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By Monte Carlo simulations on a 3D SO(5) rotator model it is shown that, in contrast to the epsilon expansions of the renormalization group, the bicritical point is stable to biquadratic perturbations of AF-SC (antiferromagnetism-superconductivity) repulsions, which are produced by quantum fluctuations originated from the Gutzwiller projection. Therefore,(More)
The Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-orbit interactions are both shown to yield the low temperature spin-Hall effect for strongly localized electrons coupled to phonons. A frequency-dependent electric field E(omega) generates a spin-polarization current, normal to E, due to interference of hopping paths. At zero temperature the corresponding spin-Hall(More)
Thirty years after the Liu-Fisher paper on the bicritical and tetracritical points in quantum lattice gases, these multicritical points continue to appear in a variety of new physical contexts. This paper reviews some recent multicritical phase diagrams, which involve e. g. high-Tc superconductivity and various magnetic phases which may (or may not) coexist(More)
Neural networks are supposed to recognise blurred images (or patterns) of N pixels (bits) each. Application of the network to an initial blurred version of one of P pre-assigned patterns should converge to the correct pattern. In the “standard” Hopfield model, the N “neurons” are connected to each other via N bonds which contain the information on the(More)
We show that long-range ferroelectric and incommensurate magnetic order appear simultaneously in a single phase transition in Ni3V2O8. The temperature and magnetic-field dependence of the spontaneous polarization show a strong coupling between magnetic and ferroelectric orders. We determine the magnetic symmetry using Landau theory for continuous phase(More)
The electron transmission through a closed Aharonov-Bohm mesoscopic solid-state interferometer, with a quantum dot (QD) on one of the paths, is calculated exactly for a simple model. Although the conductance is an even function of the magnetic flux (due to Onsager's relations), in many cases one can use the measured conductance to extract both the amplitude(More)
When suitably rescaled, the distribution of the angular gaps between branches of off-lattice radial diffusion-limited aggregation is shown to approach a size-independent limit. The power-law expected from an asymptotic fractal dimension D = 1.71 arises only for very small angular gaps, which occur only for clusters significantly larger than M = 10(6)(More)
Aharonov-Bohm mesoscopic solid-state interferometers yield a conductance which contains a term cos(phi+beta), where phi relates to the magnetic flux. Experiments with a quantum dot on one of the interfering paths aim to relate beta to the dot's intrinsic Friedel transmission phase alpha(1). For closed systems, which conserve the electron current(More)
We report a neutron scattering study on the tetragonal compound Sr2Cu3O4Cl2, which has two-dimensional (2D) interpenetrating CuI and CuII subsystems, each forming a S=1/2 square lattice quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet (SLQHA). The mean-field ground state is degenerate, since the intersubsystem interactions are geometrically frustrated. Magnetic neutron(More)
The Kugel-Khomskii Hamiltonian for cubic titanates describes spin and orbital superexchange interactions between d(1) ions having threefold degenerate t(2g) orbitals. Since orbitals do not couple along "inactive" axes, perpendicular to the orbital planes, the total number of electrons in |alpha> orbitals in any such plane and the corresponding total spin(More)