Density of critical clusters in strips of strongly disordered systems

M. Karsai*, I. A. Kovács, J. Ch Anglès D'Auriac, F. Iglói

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We consider two models with disorder-dominated critical points and study the distribution of clusters that are confined in strips and touch one or both boundaries. For the classical random bond Potts model in the large- q limit, we study optimal Fortuin-Kasteleyn clusters using a combinatorial optimization algorithm. For the random transverse-field Ising chain, clusters are defined and calculated through the strong-disorder renormalization group method. The numerically calculated density profiles close to the boundaries are shown to follow scaling predictions. For the random bond Potts model, we have obtained accurate numerical estimates for the critical exponents and demonstrated that the density profiles are well described by conformal formulas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number061109
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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