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Critical properties of Dyson's hierarchical model. III. The n-vector and Heisenberg models

D Kim, CJ Thompson

Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical | Published : 1978


Exact renormalisation group equations (RGE) are obtained for the d-dimensional n-vector and spin-S Heisenberg versions of Dyson's hierarchical model. In the quantum mechanical case the fixed point and neighbourhood properties of the RGE are shown to be independent of S indicating universality of critical behaviour in spin magnitude. Expansions for critical exponents, analogous to the usual epsilon =4-d expansions, are obtained and the RGE solved numerically to obtain relevant scaling indices. The n to infinity or spherical limit is also discussed and 1/n corrections to critical exponents are calculated to first order in 1/n.

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