Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 82, Issue 3–4, pp 1199–1206 | Cite as

Histogram Monte Carlo position-space renormalization group: Applications to the site percolation

  • Chin-Kun Hu
  • Chi-Ning Chen
  • F. Y. Wu
Short Communication


We study site percolation on the square lattice and show that, when augmented with histogram Monte Carlo simulations for large lattices, the cell-to-cell renormalization group approach can be used to determine the critical probability accurately. Unlike the cell-to-site method and an alternate renormalization group approach proposed recently by Sahimi and Rassamdana, both of which rely onab initio numerical inputs, the cell-to-cell scheme is free of prior knowledge and thus can be applied more widely.

Key Words

Percolation renormalization group Monte Carlo critical point 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chin-Kun Hu
    • 1
  • Chi-Ning Chen
    • 1
  • F. Y. Wu
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsAcademia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsNortheastern UniversityBoston

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