Finite-Size Scaling Study of the Three-Dimensional Classical Heisenberg Model

Research paper by Christian Holm, Wolfhard Janke

Indexed on: 11 Sep '92Published on: 11 Sep '92Published in: High Energy Physics - Lattice


We use the single-cluster Monte Carlo update algorithm to simulate the three-dimensional classical Heisenberg model in the critical region on simple cubic lattices of size $L^3$ with $L=12, 16, 20, 24, 32, 40$, and $48$. By means of finite-size scaling analyses we compute high-precision estimates of the critical temperature and the critical exponents, using extensively histogram reweighting and optimization techniques. Measurements of the autocorrelation time show the expected reduction of critical slowing down at the phase transition. This allows simulations on significantly larger lattices than in previous studies and consequently a better control over systematic errors in finite-size scaling analyses.