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Phase Transitions in Disordered Systems

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arXiv ID: 1004.1579
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Abstract

We face the problem of phase transitions in diluted systems both from theoretical and numerical sides. We study the effects of quenched site-dilution in classical models (Heisenberg, Ising and Potts) in 2, 3, and 4 dimensions both by using the Renormalization Group and numerical simulations in the canonical and microcanonical ensembles. We propose and check a new formulation of the Finite Size Scaling ansatz (FSS) inside the microcanonical ensemble. We use microcanonical simulations to obtain a clear fist-order behavior for the diluted Potts model in 3D, estimating the tricritical dilution. We perform large-scale simulations of the 3D diluted Heisenberg model, checking its self-averaging properties. Finally we study the 4D diluted Ising model obtaining from the FSS of the specific heat a clear differentiation between the existing conflicting theories. We also compiled a large number of appendix that we expect to be used as future reference.

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