Variational Approach to Monte Carlo Renormalization Group

Yantao Wu, Roberto Car

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We present a Monte Carlo method for computing the renormalized coupling constants and the critical exponents within renormalization theory. The scheme, which derives from a variational principle, overcomes critical slowing down, by means of a bias potential that renders the coarse grained variables uncorrelated. The two-dimensional Ising model is used to illustrate the method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number220602
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 28 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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