Finite-Temperature Phase Transition in a Class of Four-State Potts Antiferromagnets Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2011

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 5

issue

  • 5 (150601)

volume

  • 107

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

abstract

  • We argue that the four-state Potts antiferromagnet has a finite-temperature phase transition on any Eulerian plane triangulation in which one sublattice consists of vertices of degree 4. We furthermore predict the universality class of this transition. We then present transfer-matrix and Monte Carlo data confirming these predictions for the cases of the Union Jack and bisected hexagonal lattices.