Ising and Potts models on quenched random gravity graphs

Wolfhard Janke, Desmond A. Johnston

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We report on single-cluster Monte Carlo simulations of the Ising, 4-state Potts and 10-state Potts models on quenched ensembles of planar, tri-valent (F3) random graphs. We confirm that the first-order phase transition of the 10-state Potts model on regular 2D lattices is softened by the quenched connectivity disorder represented by the random graphs and that the exponents of the Ising and 4-state Potts models are altered from their regular lattice counterparts. The behaviour of spin models on such graphs is thus more analogous to models with quenched bond disorder than to Poisonnian random lattices, where regular lattice critical behaviour persists. Using a wide variety of estimators we measure the critical exponents for all three models, and compare the exponents with predictions derived from taking a quenched limit in the KPZ formula for the Ising and 4-state Potts models. Earlier simulations suggested that the measured values for the 10-state Potts model were quite close to the predicted quenched exponents of the four-state Potts model. The analysis here, which employs a much greater range of estimators and also benefits from greatly improved statistics, still supports these numerical values. © 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-698
Number of pages18
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2000


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