326 research outputs found

    Probability-Changing Cluster Algorithm for Potts Models

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    We propose a new effective cluster algorithm of tuning the critical point automatically, which is an extended version of Swendsen-Wang algorithm. We change the probability of connecting spins of the same type, p=1eJ/kBTp = 1 - e^{- J/ k_BT}, in the process of the Monte Carlo spin update. Since we approach the canonical ensemble asymptotically, we can use the finite-size scaling analysis for physical quantities near the critical point. Simulating the two-dimensional Potts models to demonstrate the validity of the algorithm, we have obtained the critical temperatures and critical exponents which are consistent with the exact values; the comparison has been made with the invaded cluster algorithm.Comment: 4 pages including 5 eps figures, RevTeX, to appear in Phys. Rev. Let

    Magnetic properties of the spin-1/2 XXZ model on the Shastry-Sutherland lattice: Effect of long-range interactions

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    We study magnetic properties of the S=1/2S=1/2 Ising-like XXZ model on the Shastry-Sutherland lattices with long-range interactions, using the quantum Monte Carlo method. This model shows magnetization plateau phases at one-half and one-third of the saturation magnetization when additional couplings are considered. We investigate the finite temperature transition to one-half and one-third plateau phases. The obtained results suggest that the former case is of the first order and the latter case is of the second order. We also find that the system undergoes two successive transitions with the 2D Ising model universality, although there is a single phase transition in the Ising limit case. Finally, we estimate the coupling ratio to explain the magnetization process observed in TmB4{\rm TmB_4}Comment: 5 pages, 6 figure