Title

Potts-Percolation-Gauss Model of a Solid

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-20-2008

Publication Title

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

Abstract

We study a statistical mechanics model of a solid. Neighboring atoms are connected by Hookean springs. If the energy is larger than a threshold the spring is more likely to fail, while if the energy is lower than the threshold the spring is more likely to survive. The phase diagram and thermodynamic quantities, such as free energy, numbers of bonds and clusters, and their fluctuations, are determined using renormalization group and Monte Carlo techniques.

Original Citation

Kaufman, M., , & Diep, H. T. (2008). Potts–percolation–Gauss model of a solid. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 20(7), 075222-075222.

DOI

10.1088/0953-8984/20/7/075222

Volume

20

Issue

7