Cluster algorithm for vertex models.

@article{Evertz1993ClusterAF,
  title={Cluster algorithm for vertex models.},
  author={Evertz and Lana and Marcu},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={1993},
  volume={70 7},
  pages={875-879}
}
We present a new type of cluster algorithm that strongly reduces critical slowing down in simulations of vertex models. Since the clusters are closed paths of bonds, we call it the loop algorithm. The basic steps in constructing a cluster are the break-up and the freezing of vertices. We concentrate on the case of the F model, which is a subset of the 6-vertex model exhibiting a Kosterlitz-Thouless transition. The loop algorithm is also applicable to simulations of other vertex models and of… CONTINUE READING
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