### Abstract

We introduce several infinite families of critical exponents for the random-cluster model and present scaling arguments relating them to the k -arm exponents. We then present Monte Carlo simulations confirming these predictions. These exponents provide a convenient way to determine k -arm exponents from Monte Carlo simulations. An understanding of these exponents also leads to a radically improved implementation of the Sweeny Monte Carlo algorithm. In addition, our Monte Carlo data allow us to conjecture an exact expression for the shortest-path fractal dimension dmin in two dimensions: dmin =? (g+2) (g+18) / (32g), where g is the Coulomb-gas coupling, related to the cluster fugacity q via q=2+2cos (gπ/2) with 2≤g≤4.

Original language | English (US) |
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Article number | 020102 |

Journal | Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics |

Volume | 81 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Feb 10 2010 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics

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## Cite this

*Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,

*81*(2), [020102]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.81.020102