Interfacial adsorption in planar potts models

Walter Selke, David A. Huse

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The net adsorption, W, of non-boundary states at interfaces in two-dimensional Potts models is studied using Monte Carlo techniques. For the three-and four-state Potts model the net adsorption is found to diverge when the critical point is approached as W∼t, where t=(Tc-T)/T. Finite-size effects have been also studied; for an N x N lattice the net adsorption at the bulk critical temperature behaves as Wc∼Na. The numerical results for the exponents ω and a are consistent with a scaling argument that yields ω=ν-β and a=1-(β/ν).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalZeitschrift fur Physik B-Condensed Matter
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1983
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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