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Corner transfer matrix derived variational methods in lattice statistical mechanics and quantum many-body systems

Chhenh, Chunhoa

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The concept of the corner transfer matrix (CTM) was first discovered by Baxter in 1968, when he derived a set of variational matrix equations, which for finite matrix sizes, could be numerically solved to obtain a sequence of approximations for the statistical mechanical properties of a system of monomers and dimers on a rectangular lattice [1]. It was not until 1978, however, in a seminal paper entitled "Variational Approximations for Square Lattice Models in Statistical Mechanics" [4], that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/150093
DOI: 10.25911/5d611f3b11174
Access Rights: Open Access

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