Articoli in riviste
|Critical behavior of the random Potts chain|
|Carlon E., Chatelain C., Berche B.|
|Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 60 (1999) 12974|
|DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevB.60.12974|
|ArXiv : cond-mat/9906059 [PDF]|
We study the critical behavior of the random q-state Potts quantum chain by density-matrix renormalization techniques. Critical exponents are calculated by scaling analysis of finite lattice data of short chains (Lâo/oo¤16) averaging over all possible realizations of disorder configurations chosen according to a binary distribution. Our numerical results show that the critical properties of the model are independent of q in agreement with a renormalization group analysis of Senthil and Majumdar [Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3001 (1996)]. We show how an accurate analysis of moments of the distribution of magnetizations allows a precise determination of critical exponents, circumventing some problems related to binary disorder. Multiscaling properties of the model and dynamical correlation functions are also investigated.