Potts model in random fields

Hidetoshi Nishimori

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The Potts model is generalized to include the effects of random fields. The model is solved by the mean-field approximation. The mean-field approximation is shown to be exact in one dimension in the infinite-state limit, which suggests the exactness of this approximation for the infinite-state model in any dimension. A simple domain-energy argument is shown to explain the behavior of the infinite-state model in the ground state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4011-4015
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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