One-dimensional inhomogeneous Ising model with periodic boundary conditions

J. K. Percus, M. Q. Zhang

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In this paper, we focus on the essential difference between the inhomogeneous one-dimensional Ising model with open and periodic boundary conditions. We show that, although the profile equation in the periodic case becomes highly nonlocal, due to a topological collective mode, there exists a local free-energy functional in an extended space and one can solve the inhomogeneous problem exactly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11737-11740
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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