Temperature chaos and free energy landscapes

Statistical Physics and Complexity Group meeting

Temperature chaos and free energy landscapes

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"Temperature chaos"  applies to certain systems with complex free energy landscapes where a small change in temperature causes a complete reorganisation of the landscape. It is predicted to occur in glassy materials and is related to memory and rejuvenation effects. I will talk about the general concept of temperature chaos and then focus on some very simple models that attempt to capture some of its characteristics.