Indexed on: 29 Jun '06Published on: 29 Jun '06Published in: Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
The exact closed forms of the partition functions of a two-dimensional Ising model on square lattices with twisted boundary conditions are given. The constructions of helical tori are unambiguously related to the twisted boundary conditions by virtue of the SL(2, Z) transforms. The numerical analyses on the deviations of the specific-heat peaks away from the bulk critical temperature reveal that the finite-size effect of herical tori is independent of the chirality.