We prove that the q-state Potts antiferromagnet on a lattice of maximum coordination number r exhibits exponential decay of correlations uniformly at all temperatures (including zero temperature) whenever q>2r. We also prove slightly better bounds for several two-dimensional lattices: square lattice (exponential decay for q≥7), triangular lattice (q≥11), hexagonal lattice (q≥4), and Kagomé lattice (q≥6). The proofs are based on the Dobrushin uniqueness theorem.
- Antiferromagnetic Potts models
- Dobrushin uniqueness theorem
- Phase transition
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics