Singular behaviour of the Potts model in the thermodynamic limit

Ralph Kenna

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    The self-duality transformation is applied to the Fisher zeroes near the critical point in the thermodynamic limit in the q > 4 state Potts model in two dimensions. A requirement that the locus of the duals of the zeroes be identical to the dual of the locus of zeroes (i) recovers the ratio of specific heat to internal energy discontinuity at criticality and the relationships between the discontinuities of higher cumulants and (ii) identifies duality with complex conjugation. Conjecturing that all zeroes governing ferromagnetic critical behaviour satisfy the latter requirement, the full locus of Fisher zeroes is shown to be a circle. This locus, together with the density of zeroes is shown to be sufficient to recover the singular from of all thermodynamic functions in the thermodynamic limit.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)646-648
    JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
    Issue number1-3
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 1998

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    NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, [63, 1-3, 1995] DOI: 10.1016/S0920-5632(97)00859-1 .

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