For the two-dimensional Q-state Potts model at criticality, we consider Fortuin-Kasteleyn and spin clusters and study the average number N of clusters that intersect a given contour . To leading order, N is proportional to the length of the curve. Additionally, however, there occur logarithmic contributions related to the corners of . These are found to be universal and their size can be calculated employing techniques from conformal field theory. For the Fortuin-Kasteleyn clusters relevant to the thermal phase transition, we find agreement with these predictions from large-scale numerical simulations. For the spin clusters, on the other hand, the cluster numbers are not found to be consistent with the values obtained by analytic continuation, as conventionally assumed.
|Journal||Physical Review B|
|Issue number||Article 064421|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Feb 2014|