Complex-temperature singularities in the d = 2 Ising model: Triangular and honeycomb lattices

Victor Matveev, Robert Shrock

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We study complex-temperature singularities of the Ising model on the triangular and honeycomb lattices. We first discuss the complex-T phases and their boundaries. From exact results, we determine the complex-T singularities in the specific heat and magnetization. For the triangular lattice we discuss the implications of the divergence of the magnetization at the point u = -1/3 (where u = z2 = e-4K) and extend a previous study by Guttmann of the susceptibility at this point with the use of differential approximants. For the honeycomb lattice, from an analysis of low-temperature series expansions, we have found evidence that the uniform and staggered susceptibilities χ̄ and χ̄(a) both have divergent singularities at z = -1 ≡ z, and our numerical values for the exponents are consistent with the hypothesis that the exact values are γ′ = γ′ℓ,a = 5/2. The critical amplitudes at this singularity were calculated. Using our exact results for α′ and β together with numerical values for γ′ from series analyses, we find that the exponent relation α′ + 2β + γ′ = 2 is violated at z = -1 on the honeycomb lattice; the right-hand side is consistent with being equal to 4 rather than 2. The connections of the critical exponents at these two singularities on the triangular and honeycomb lattice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)803-823
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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