Universality of collapsing two-dimensional self-avoiding trails

D. P. Foster

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Results of a numerically exact transfer matrix calculation for the model of interacting self-avoiding trails are presented. The results lead to the conclusion that at the collapse transition, self-avoiding trails are in the same universality class as the O(n = 0) model of Blöte and Nienhuis (or vertex-interacting self-avoiding walk), which has thermal exponent ν = 12/23, contrary to previous conjectures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number372002
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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