School of Mathematical Sciences

CANCELLED - The site-disordered Ising model in two and four dimensions menu

CANCELLED - The site-disordered Ising model in two and four dimensions

Speaker: 
Ralph Kenna
Applied Mathematics Research Centre, Coventry University
Date/Time: 
Tue, 10/11/2009 - 16:00
Room: 
103
Seminar series: 

We review the Ising model with random-site or random-bond disorder, which has been controversial in both two and four dimensions. In the two-dimensional case, the controversy is between the strong universality hypothesis which maintains that the leading critical exponents are the same as in the pure case and the weak universality hypothesis, which favours dilution-dependent leading critical exponents. Here the random-site version of the model is subject to a finite-size scaling analysis, paying special attention to the implications for multiplicative logarithmic corrections. The analysis is supportive of the scaling relations for logarithmic corrections and of the strong scaling hypothesis in the 2D case. In the four-dimensional case unusual corrections to scaling characterize the model, and the precise nature of these corrections has been debated. Progress made in determining the correct 4D scenario is outlined.