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The Ising model of ferromagnetism in statistical mechanics consists of discrete bimodal (+1 or −1) "spin" (moment) variables in a simple Hamiltonian interacting with their next neighbors on a lattice. The one-dimensional variant does not evince a phase transition, but the two-dimensional square-lattice one does. Use for analog and generalized discrete models on several lattices and dimensions.

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Why is it hard to solve the Ising-model in 3D?

The Ising model is a well-known and well-studied model of magnetism. Ising solved the model in one dimension in 1925. In 1944, Onsager obtained the exact free energy of the two-dimensional (2D) model ...
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Examples of important known universality classes besides Ising

I am working with RG and have a pretty good idea of how it works. However I have noticed that even though the idea of universality class is very general and makes it possible to classify critical ...
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Ising model for dummies

I am looking for some literature on the Ising model, but I'm having a hard time doing so. All the documentation I seem to find is way over my knowledge. Can you direct me to some documentation on it ...
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Confusion about duality transformation in 1+1D Ising model in a transverse field

In 1+1D Ising model with a transverse field defined by the Hamiltonian \begin{equation} H(J,h)=-J\sum_i\sigma^z_i\sigma_{i+1}^z-h\sum_i\sigma_i^x \end{equation} There is a duality transformation which ...
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Mean-field theory : variational approach versus self-consistency

I have a general question concerning mean-field approaches applied to quantum or classical statistical mechanics. Does determining the mean-field by a variational approach always imply that the self-...
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What is the momentum canonically conjugate to spin in QM?

In Kopec and Usadel's Phys. Rev. Lett. 78.1988, a spin glass Hamiltonian is introduced in the form: $$ H = \frac{\Delta}{2}\sum_i \Pi^2_i - \sum_{i<j}J_{ij}\sigma_i \sigma_j, $$ where the ...
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Phase Transition in the Ising Model with Non-Uniform Magnetic Field

Consider the Ferromagnetic Ising Model ($J>0$) on the lattice $\mathbb{Z}^2$ with the Hamiltonian with boundary condition $\omega\in\{-1,1\}$ formally given by $$ H^{\omega}_{\Lambda}(\sigma)=-J\sum_{...
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Mean field theory Vs Gaussian Approximation?

I am getting confused about the distinction between Mean-field theory (MFT) and the Gaussian approximation (GA). I have being told on a number of occasions (in the context of the Ising model) that the ...
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Subtleties in the exact solution to the 1D quantum XY model, in particular the Bogoliubov transformation

I am writing programs to construct the spectra of models with known exact solutions, and soon noticed some subtleties that are not often mentioned in most references. These subtleties are not ...
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Measure of Lee-Yang zeros

Consider a statistical mechanical system (say the 1D Ising model) on a finite lattice of size $N$, and call the corresponding partition function (as a function of, say, real temperature and real ...
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Zero magnetization of spin model without external magnetic field

For a given Hamiltonian with spin interaction, say Ising model $$H=-J\sum_{i,j} s_i s_j$$ in which there are no external magnetic field. The Hamiltonian is invariant under transformation $s_i \...
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How many Onsager's solutions are there?

Update: I provided an answer of my own (reflecting the things I discovered since I asked the question). But there is still lot to be added. I'd love to hear about other people's opinions on the ...
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Interpretation of the 1D transverve field Ising model vacuum state in a spin-language

The 1D transverse field Ising model, \begin{equation} H=-J\sum_{i}\sigma_i^z\sigma_{i+1}^z-h\sum_{i}\sigma^x_i, \end{equation} can be solved via the Jordan-Wigner (JW) transformation (for further ...
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Are the first order phase transitions always associated with a latent heat?

Is the first order ferromagnetic transition below the critical temperature associated with latent heat? For example, the transition of ferromagnetic configuration with all its spins aligned up to a ...
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2d Ising model in CFT and statistical mechanics

When I recently started to read about conformal field theory, one of the basic examples there is the so called Ising model. It is characterized by certain specific collection of fields on the plane ...
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What new features does the Heisenberg Model have compared to the Ising Model?

Both the Ising and the Heisenberg Models describe spin lattices with interaction on first neighbors. The Hamiltonian in each case is quite similar, despite the fact of treating de spins as Ising ...
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Is the Ising CFT different from the Majorana CFT?

If by 'Ising CFT' I mean the conformal field theory describing the critical quantum Ising chain $ H = \sum_n \left( \sigma^z_n - \sigma^x_n \sigma^x_{n+1} \right)$ and by 'Majorana CFT' I mean the ...
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Continuum Field Theory for the Ising Model

My problem is to take the $d$-dimensional Ising Hamiltonian, $$H = -\sum_{i,j}\sigma_i J_{i,j} \sigma_j - \sum_{i} \tilde{h}_i \sigma_i$$ where $J_{ij}$ is a matrix describing the couplings between ...
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Estimating Partition functions

I have a finite state ensemble with an energy functional (you can think of it as an ferromagnetic Ising model if you like), and I need very careful estimates of the partition function. What methods ...
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What is the definition of correlation length for the Ising model?

The correlation length $\xi$ is related to critical temperature $T_c$ as $$ \xi\sim|T-T_{c}|{}^{-\nu}, $$ where $\nu$ is the critical exponent. Is this the formal definition of correlation length? ...
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What are alternative ways to think about transfer matrix as used in Ising model?

I recently learned about how to find the partition function of Ising model using Transfer Matrix method. At my level of understanding things, it is a trick that happens to work! I would like to ...
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What is the information geometry of 1D Ising model for a complex magnetic field?

Consider the one-dimensional Ising model with constant magnetic field and node-dependent interaction on a finite lattice, given by $$H(\sigma) = -\sum_{i = 1}^N J_i\sigma_i\sigma_{i + 1} - h\sum_{i = ...
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Correlation length anisotropy in the 2D Ising model

In the Ising model, the two-spin correlation function is $$ C(\vec{r}) = \langle \sigma_{\vec{r}_0+\vec{r}}\sigma_{\vec{r}_0}\rangle - \langle \sigma_{\vec{r}_0+\vec{r}}\rangle \langle \sigma_{\vec{r}...
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Mean-field theory in 1D Ising model

A mean-field theory approach to the Ising-model gives a critical temperature $k_B T_C = q J$, where $q$ is the number of nearest neighbours and $J$ is the interaction in the Ising Hamiltonian. Setting ...
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Mean-field theory and spatial correlations in statistical physics

In statistical physics, mean-field theory (MFT) is often introduced by working out the Ising model and it's properties. From a spin model point of view, the mean-field approximation is given by ...
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Temperature in the Hamiltonian limit

There is a well known connection between statistical mechanics in D spatial dimensions and quantum field theory in D-1 spatial dimensions. Changing the temperature in statistical mechanics corresponds ...
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Efficiency of Metropolis algorithm

Context is 1D Ising model. Metropolis algorithm is used for simulate that model. Among all possible spins configurations (states) that algorithm generates only states with the desired Boltzmann ...
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Critical 2d Ising Model

The 2d Ising model is extremely well studied, nevertheless I have encountered two facts which seem to contradict one another, and I have not been able to find the resolution in the literature. The ...
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Ising model for ferromagnetism is not intuitive

In the Ising model for ferromagnetism a lower energy is assumed when two spin magnetic dipoles are aligned parallel to each other and the energy is higher when they are antiparallel. If I take two ...
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Ising model observables

Is there a formula or equation relating $\langle E\rangle$ and $\langle M\rangle$ (average spin per site) and $\langle E^2\rangle$ to temperature $T$ for the square lattice Ising model at zero ...
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Numerical Ising Model - Wolff algorithm and correlations

I'm doing some numerical Monte Carlo analysis on the 2 dimensional Ising model at the critical point. I was using the Metropolis 'single flip' evolution at first with success, though it suffers from ...
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Is there a spin glass version of Prince Rupert's Drop?

Spin Glasses are known to converge to their ground state under Simulated Annealing. The word choice is especially interesting since annealing is also the name of a process performed on actual glass. ...
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Ising anyon topological order and its edge $c=1/2$ CFT

We know that conformal field theories are closely related to two-dimensional topological orders via edge-boundary correspondence. An Ising topological order can be obtained by gauging the fermion ...
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A simple model that exhibits emergent symmetry?

In a previous question Emergent symmetries I asked, Prof.Luboš Motl said that emergent symmetries are never exact. But I wonder whether the following example is an counterexample that has exact ...
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Information geometry of 1D Ising model in complex magnetic field regime

Consider the one-dimensional Ising model with constant magnetic field and node-dependent interaction on a finite lattice, given by $$H(\sigma) = -\sum_{i = 1}^N J_i\sigma_i\sigma_{i + 1} - h\sum_{i = ...
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Time reversal symmetry of transverse field Ising model

Is the transverse field Ising model time-reversal invariant? Specifically consider a non-integrable variant: \begin{equation} H = -J \sum_i^{L-1} \sigma_i^z \sigma_{i+1}^z + g \sum_i^L \sigma_i^x + h ...
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Wick's theorem and transverse field Ising model

I am trying to understand calculation of correlation function in the ground state of the Transverse Field Ising model, from the following book, which is freely available: http://link.springer.com/book/...
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Percolation in a 2D Ising model

For a 2D Ising model with zero applied field, it seems logical to me that the phases above and below T_c will have different percolation behaviour. I would expect that percolation occurs (and hence ...
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Minimal models and Lattice models

How does one see that the minimal model M(4,3) is the Ising model ? And how can I argue out that the fields contained in M(6,5) but with the non-diagonal modular invariant partition function ...
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APS $\eta$-invariant and spin-Ising TQFT

I am interested in the relation between the Atiyah-Patodi-Singer-$\eta$ invariant and spin topological quantum field theory. In the paper Gapped Boundary Phases of Topological Insulators via Weak ...
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Why are large scale structures isotropic in the Ising model?

I have at least a qualitative understanding of why the critical state of the Ising model is scale invariant, by arguments to do with renormalisation, which I understand only very roughly. However, in ...
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Zero modes $a_j\sim e^{-\kappa j}$ in a semi-infinite quantum Ising chain?

As a way of analyzing the performance of quantum annealing, I've been studying quantum diffusion in fermionizable lattice models with zero modes. In particular, the 1+1D quantum Ising model, semi-...
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Fermionic Hamiltonian: questions on Bogoliubov transformation and Hermiticity

In section 2.A.2 of Quantum Ising Phases and Transition in Transverse Ising Models by Suzuki, et. al. the authors give the following in their derivation of the Bogoliubov transformation for a ...
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Force from solenoid

I'd like to approximate the force from a solenoid, or at the very least find a formula which is proportional to the force so that I can experimentally find the constant for my particular case. ...
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Estimating the Free Energy of a Kink

In statistical mechanics, people often estimate whether or not a certain feature will occur by estimating the feature's free energy. For example, in the 1D Ising model, they want to estimate the ...
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Exact solution of the 2D Ising model in an external magnetic field?

The 2D Ising model is a thoroughly studied model. One of the remarkable features of the model is that it predicts a hysteresis. However, I cannot seem to find the appropriate literature on this ...
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Critical temperature and lattice size with the Wolff algorithm for 2d Ising model

When I run my implementation of the Wolff algorithm on the square Ising model at the theoretical critical temperature I get subcritical behaviour. The lattice primarily just oscillates between mostly ...
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What is the difference between classical and quantum Ising model?

The Ising model is defined with the Hamiltonian: $$ H = -\sum_{<i,j>}S_i^z\cdot S_j^z $$ What is the difference between quantum version and classical version? My intuition is that the ...
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How to measure the spin-spin correlation in a Monte Carlo simulation of the Ising model?

I'm simulating the Ising Model in 2D up to 5D and I want to calculate the spin-spin correlation, correlation length, and critical exponent of the system. What is a good way to go about doing this? ...
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Why do spin correlation functions in Ising Models decay exponentially below the critical temperature?

I'm trying to form a better understanding of the 2D Ising Model, in particular the behaviour of the correlation functions between spins of distance $r$. I've found a number of explanatory texts that ...