New method for the extrapolation of finite-size data to infinite volume

Sergio Caracciolo, Robert G. Edwards, Sabino J. Ferreira, Andrea Pelissetto, Alan D. Sokal

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    We present a simple and powerful method for extrapolating finite-volume Monte Carlo data to infinite volume, based on finite-size-scaling theory. We discuss carefully its systematic and statistical errors, and we illustrate it using three examples: the two-dimensional three-state Potts antiferromagnet on the square lattice, and the twodimensional O(3) and O(∞) σ-models. In favorable cases it is possible to obtain reliable extrapolations (errors of a few percent) even when the correlation length is 1000 times larger than the lattice.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)749-751
    Number of pages3
    JournalNuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplements)
    Issue number1-3
    StatePublished - Apr 1995

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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