Ising spins on thin graphs

C. F. Baillie, D. A. Johnston, J. P. Kownacki

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The Ising model on "thin" graphs (standard Feynman diagrams) displays several interesting properties. For ferromagnetic couplings there is a mean-field phase transition at the corresponding Bethe-lattice transition point. For antiferromagnetic couplings the replica trick gives some evidence for a spin-glass phase. In this paper we investigate both the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic models with the aid of simulations. We confirm the Bethe-lattice values of the critical points for the ferromagnetic model on f3 and f4 graphs and examine the putative spin-glass phase in the antiferromagnetic model by looking at the overlap between replicas in a quenched ensemble of graphs. We also compare the Ising results with those for higher-state Potts models and Ising models on "fat" graphs, such as those used in 2D gravity simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-570
Number of pages20
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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    Baillie, C. F., Johnston, D. A., & Kownacki, J. P. (1994). Ising spins on thin graphs. Nuclear Physics B, 432(3), 551-570.