We study crossover phenomena in a model of self-avoiding walks with medium-range jumps, which corresponds to the limit N-->0 of an N-vector spin system with medium-range interactions. In particular, we consider the critical crossover limit that interpolates between the Gaussian and the Wilson-Fisher fixed point. The corresponding crossover functions are computed by using field-theoretical methods and an appropriate mean-field expansion. The critical crossover limit is accurately studied by numerical Monte Carlo simulations, which are much more efficient for walk models than for spin systems. Monte Carlo data are compared with the field-theoretical predictions for the critical crossover functions, finding good agreement. We also verify the predictions for the scaling behavior of the leading nonuniversal corrections. We determine phenomenological parametrizations that are exact in the critical crossover limit, have the correct scaling behavior for the leading correction, and describe the nonuniversal crossover behavior of our data for any finite range.

Crossover phenomena in spin models with medium-range interactions and self-avoiding walks with medium-range jumps RID B-1928-2009

ROSSI, PAOLO;VICARI, ETTORE
2001

Abstract

We study crossover phenomena in a model of self-avoiding walks with medium-range jumps, which corresponds to the limit N-->0 of an N-vector spin system with medium-range interactions. In particular, we consider the critical crossover limit that interpolates between the Gaussian and the Wilson-Fisher fixed point. The corresponding crossover functions are computed by using field-theoretical methods and an appropriate mean-field expansion. The critical crossover limit is accurately studied by numerical Monte Carlo simulations, which are much more efficient for walk models than for spin systems. Monte Carlo data are compared with the field-theoretical predictions for the critical crossover functions, finding good agreement. We also verify the predictions for the scaling behavior of the leading nonuniversal corrections. We determine phenomenological parametrizations that are exact in the critical crossover limit, have the correct scaling behavior for the leading correction, and describe the nonuniversal crossover behavior of our data for any finite range.
Caracciolo, S; Causo, Ms; Pelissetto, A; Rossi, Paolo; Vicari, Ettore
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