We study the number of clusters in two-dimensional (2d) critical percolation, NΓ, which intersect a given subset of bonds, Γ. In the simplest case, when Γ is a simple closed curve, N Γ is related to the entanglement entropy of the critical diluted quantum Ising model, in which Γ represents the boundary between the subsystem and the environment. Due to corners in Γ there are universal logarithmic corrections to NΓ, which are calculated in the continuum limit through conformal invariance, making use of the Cardy-Peschel formula. The exact formulas are confirmed by large-scale Monte Carlo simulations. These results are extended to anisotropic percolation where they confirm a result of discrete holomorphicity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Dec 7 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics