Variational analyses of series expansions of the Potts model

H. H. Chen, Felix Lee, Yee-Mou Kao

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A linked-cluster type of series expansion of the free energy with a variational parameter is developed to the eighth order for the q-state Potts model. The order parameter and the internal energy are then derived. By analyzing these series expansions, critical temperatures Tc, latent heats, and discontinuities of the order parameters at Tc are determined for the cubic lattices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-41
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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