We study the two-dimensional N-component Landau-Ginzburg Hamiltonian with cubic anisotropy. We compute and analyze the fixed-dimension perturbative expansion of the renormalization-group functions to four loops. The relations of these models with N-color Ashkin-Teller models, discrete cubic models, the planar model with fourth-order anisotropy, and the structural phase transition in adsorbed monolayers are discussed. Our results for N=2 (XY model with cubic anisotropy) are compatible with the existence of a line of fixed points joining the Ising and the O(2) fixed points. Along this line the exponent eta has the constant value 1/4, while the exponent nu runs in a continuous and monotonic way from 1 to infinity [from Ising to O(2)]. In the four-loop approximation, for Ngreater than or equal to3 we find a cubic fixed point in the region u,vgreater than or equal to0.
|Titolo:||Critical behavior of the two-dimensional N-component Landau-Ginzburg Hamiltonian with cubic anisotropy|
|Autori:||Calabrese P; Celi A|
|Rivista:||PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevB.66.184410|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|