|Monte Carlo studies of three-dimensional bond-diluted ferromagnets|
|Berche P.E., Chatelain C., Berche B. and Janke W.|
|High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering (2003) 227|
|ArXiv : cond-mat/0212504 [PDF]|
In this report we give an overview on recent results obtained from extensive Monte Carlo (MC) computer simulations of the 3D 2-state (Ising) and 4-state Potts models with bond-dilution. The motivation to study the 4-state Potts model derives from the fact that, in the pure case, this model is known to exhibit a fairly strong first-order transition, such that a disorder-induced softening to a second-order transition would give clear support of the theoretical expectations. Modeling the disorder by bond-dilution enables in the Ising case a test of the expected universality with respect to the type of disorder. Furthermore, for both models this choice facilitates a quantitative comparison with recent high-temperature series expansions for general random-bond q-state Potts models.