''Communication" through the frustrated ground state of a classical triangular Ising antiferromagnet wrapped on a cylinder is studied via reformulation as imaginary-time evolution of a system of fermions on a ring, detailing a breakdown of the ordinary Perron-Frobenius scenario for disordered one-dimensional systems. For instance, constraint of the configuration at one cylinder end allows infinite-range, albeit partial, control of the state. Mutual information between end configurations under open boundary conditions, which measures the strength of the correlations, has an asymptotic decay with a complex dependence on cylinder circumference and spin (anti)periodicity. In some cases, the decay is not even exponential in length, but inverse square.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics