|Monte Carlo investigation of the influence of randomness at first-order phase transitions|
|Berche B., Chatelain C.|
|Computer Physics Communications 121 (1999) 191|
|DOI : 10.1016/S0010-4655(99)00310-0|
An extensive Monte Carlo and Transfer Matrix study of disordered 2D 8-state Potts model using conformal invariance techniques is reported. The results deduced from the application of conformal covariance of correlations agree with previous standard FSS results. This is clearly in favor of the validity of conformal invariance at randomness-induced second-order phase transitions, and thus provides a very accurate technique for the investigation of their critical properties.