Journal article

Solvable critical dense polymers

Paul A Pearce, Jorgen Rasmussen

JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL MECHANICS-THEORY AND EXPERIMENT | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

A lattice model of critical dense polymers is solved exactly for finite strips. The model is the first member of the principal series of the recently introduced logarithmic minimal models. The key to the solution is a functional equation in the form of an inversion identity satisfied by the commuting double-row transfer matrices. This is established directly in the planar Temperley-Lieb algebra and holds independently of the space of link states on which the transfer matrices act. Different sectors are obtained by acting on link states with s-1 defects where s ≤ 1,2,3,... is an extended Kac label. The bulk and boundary free energies and finite-size corrections are obtained from the Euler-Mac..

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