Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 59, Issue 1–2, pp 1–9 | Cite as

Critical exponent for the loop erased self-avoiding walk by Monte Carlo methods

  • A. J. Guttmann
  • R. J. Bursill


A Monte Carlo simulation was performed for loop-erased self-avoiding walks (LESAW) to ascertain the exponentv for the Z2 and Z3 lattices. The estimated values were 2v=1.600±0.006 in two dimensions and 2v=1.232±0.008 in three dimensions, leading to the conjecturev=4/5 for the two-dimensional LESAW. These results add to existing evidence that the loop-erased self-avoiding walks are not in the same universality class as self-avoiding walks.

Key words

Loop-erased SAWS Monte Carlo critical exponent universality class critical behavior two dimensional three dimensional 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Guttmann
    • 1
  • R. J. Bursill
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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