Ising dual

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This page presents the program, that checks Kramers-Wannier duality for a finite 4x4 Ising model with periodic boundary conditions.



This program is discussed in Lecture 07 of my 2019 ICFP lecture on Statistical physics: "Two-dimensional Ising model: From Kramers & Wannier to Kac & Ward".


We consider the 4x4 Ising model with periodic boundary conditions. A duality relation was discovered by Kramers and Wannier. It means that, morally, any loop in the high-temperature expansion also appears in the low-temperature expansion of the partition function: Image:Square Lattice duality without pbc.jpg

However, this duality is not exact for finite lattices, as there are loops (spanning the entire lattice) that, due to the periodic boundary conditions, cannot separate different domains: Image:Ising dual finite difference.jpg

It follows that the duality relation between the partition functions at two temperatures related by the duality relation is not exact. This is what we check with the below program.

Using the density of states (the dictionary "dos" is from SMAC Table 5.2), we can compute the partition functions Z and Z_tilde at inverse temperatures beta and beta_tilde that are related by the Kramers-Wannier duality relation.

At low temperatures, the corresponding partition functions are related to each other by the factor that stems from duality.

At higher temperatures, this is no longer true as there are terms in the high-temperature expansion that do not appear in the low-temperature expansion. Note that taking the transformation from beta -> beta_tilde a second time brings us back to beta in other words: beta_tilde_tilde = beta

NB: The difference we discuss here (for the 4x4 lattice) go away for larger lattices, as the differences between the loops in the high-temperature expansion and those in the low-temperature expansion show up at order L only.


NB: dos stands for the density of states, the number of configurations of energy E (-32, -24, ...), in the 4x4 two-dimensional Ising model without periodic boundary conditions. The dos is obtained from my book, where it is obtained through exact enumeration.

N = 16
dos = { -32: 2, -24: 32, -20: 64, -16: 424, -12: 1728, -8: 6688, 
-4: 13568, 0: 20524, 4: 13568, 8: 6688, 12: 1728, 
16: 424, 20: 64, 24: 32, 32: 2}
list_T = [0.1 + 0.2 * i for i in range(20)]
print 'T, Z factor / Z_tilde'
for T in list_T:
    beta = 1.0 / T
    beta_tilde = math.atanh(math.exp(-2.0 * beta))
    T_tilde = 1.0 / beta_tilde
    factor = 2 ** (N - 1) * (math.cosh(beta_tilde)) ** (2 * N) * \
            (math.tanh(beta_tilde)) ** N
    Z = sum(math.exp(- beta * E) * dos[E] for E in dos.keys())
    Z_tilde = sum(math.exp(- beta_tilde * E) * dos[E] for E in dos.keys())
    print T, (Z * factor) / Z_tilde


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