We investigate the critical behaviour of hard-core lattice gases in four, five and six dimensions by means of Monte Carlo simulations. In order to suppress critical slowing down, we use a geometrical cluster Monte Carlo algorithm. In particular, nearest-neighbour-exclusion lattice gases on simple hypercubic lattices are investigated. These models undergo Ising-like ordering transitions where the majority of the lattice-gas particles settle on one of two sublattices. A finite-size-scaling analysis of the simulation data confirms that these lattice gases display classical critical behaviour. The results agree with the renormalization predictions at and above the upper critical dimensionality. In particular, the predicted value of the Binder cumulant is confirmed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)