Criticality and crossover in accessible regimes

G. Orkoulas, Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos, Michael E. Fisher

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The near-critical behavior of [Formula Presented]-dimensional Ising-model ferromagnets or simple lattice gases with equivalent first, second, and third nearest-neighbor interactions is studied through Monte Carlo simulations using histogram reweighting techniques and comparisons with series expansions. By carefully analyzing numerical data from relatively small finite systems using scaling and extrapolation methods, it is demonstrated that one can reliably estimate critical exponents, critical temperatures, and universal amplitude ratios, thereby distinguishing convincingly between different “nearby” universality classes and revealing systematic crossover effects. This study is preparatory to extending similar techniques to study criticality in continuum fluid models lacking symmetries, with Coulomb interactions, etc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5930-5939
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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