Gonihedric Ising actions

D. A. Johnston, R. P K C Malmini

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We discuss a generalized Ising action containing nearest neighbour, next to nearest neighbour and plaquette terms that has been suggested as a potential string worldsheet discretization on cubic lattices by Savvidy and Wegner. This displays both first and second order transitions depending on the value of a "self-intersection" coupling as well as possessing a novel semi-global symmetry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-776
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1997


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