Phase transition in the three-state potts antiferromagnet on the diced lattice

Roman Kotecký, Jesús Salas, Alan D. Sokal

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    We prove that the 3-state Potts antiferromagnet on the diced lattice (dual of the kagome lattice) has entropically driven long-range order at low temperatures (including zero). We then present MonteCarlo simulations, using a cluster algorithm, of the 3-state and 4-state models. The 3-state model has a phase transition to the high-temperature disordered phase at v=eJ-1=-0.860599±0.000004 that appears to be in the universality class of the 3-state Potts ferromagnet. The 4-state model is disordered throughout the physical region, including at zero temperature.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number030601
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Jul 17 2008


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    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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