Journal of Physics A. Mathematical and General vol:31 issue:44 pages:L737-L742
We investigate an XP spin-glass model in which both spins and couplings evolve in time: the spins change rapidly according to Glauber-type rules, whereas the couplings evolve slowly with a dynamics involving spin correlations and Gaussian disorder. For large times the model can be solved using replica theory. In contrast to the XY-model with static disordered couplings, solving the present model requires two levels of replicas, one for the spins and one for the couplings. Relevant order parameters are defined and a phase diagram is obtained upon making the replica-symmetric ansatz. The system exhibits two different spin-glass phases, with distinct de Almeida-Thouless lines, marking continuous replica-symmetry breaking: one describing freezing of the spins only, and one describing freezing of both spins and couplings.