ISSN:
1432-0916

Source:
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000

Topics:
Mathematics
,
Physics

Notes:
Abstract We investigate a continuous Ising system on a lattice, equivalently an anharmonic crystal, with interactions: $$\sum\limits_{\left\langle {x,y} \right\rangle } {\left( {\phi _x - \phi _y } \right)} ^2 + \lambda \left( {\phi _x - \phi _y } \right)^4 , \phi _x \in \mathbb{R}, x \in \mathbb{Z}^d .$$ We prove that the perturbation expansion for the free energy and for the correlation functions is asymptotic about λ=0, despite the fact that the reference system (λ=0) does not cluster exponentially. The results can be extended to more general systems of this type, e.g. an even polynomial semibounded from below instead of a quartic interaction. By a suitable scaling, λ corresponds to the temperature.

Type of Medium:
Electronic Resource

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