The square-latticeFmodel revisited: a loop-cluster update scaling study

M Weigel, W Janke
2005 Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General  
The six-vertex F model on the square lattice constitutes the unique example of an exactly solved model exhibiting an infinite-order phase transition of the Kosterlitz-Thouless type. As one of the few non-trivial exactly solved models, it provides a welcome gauge for new numerical simulation methods and scaling techniques. In view of the notorious problems of clearly resolving the Kosterlitz-Thouless scenario in the two-dimensional XY model numerically, the F model in particular constitutes an
more » ... ar constitutes an instructive reference case for the simulational description of this type of phase transition. We present a loop-cluster update Monte Carlo study of the square-lattice F model, with a focus on the properties not exactly known such as the polarizability or the scaling dimensions in the critical phase. For the analysis of the simulation data, finite-size scaling is explicitly derived from the exact solution and plausible assumptions. Guided by the available exact results, the careful inclusion of correction terms in the scaling formulae allows for a reliable determination of the asymptotic behaviour.
doi:10.1088/0305-4470/38/32/002 fatcat:dylxzcrkzzgldl5q75th4tgllq