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Critical parameters for the heat capacity of three-dimensional Ising ferromagnets

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The singularity of the heat capacity for the spin-1/2 Ising ferromagnet arrayed on simple cubic and diamond lattices is investigated through the analysis of high-precision Monte Carlo data for the internal energy. The analysis incorporates confluent singularities. Two least-squares fitting procedures are considered. In the first one, the leading confluent singularity amplitude is zero and the next confluent singularity is included. For both lattices this procedure gives accordance with: (i) the universal value for the ratio of the leading singularity amplitudes predicted from the epsilon expansion and (ii) the theoretical expectation of equality between the non-singular parts of the heat capacity above and below the critical temperature. In the second least-squares fitting procedure, the leading confluent singularity is finite. This leads to a fit which disagrees with both (i) and (ii). The Monte Carlo results suggest that the failure of the series analysis to accord with (i) and (ii) may be due to neglect of a rather large confluent singularity in the ferromagnetic phase.

TidsskriftJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Udgave nummer8
Sider (fra-til)2631-2636
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - 1982
Eksternt udgivetJa

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