Publication
Journal of Mathematical Physics
Paper

Correlations and spontaneous magnetization of the two-dimensional Ising model

View publication

Abstract

In this paper we rederive, by simpler methods, the Onsager-Kaufman formulas for the correlations and the Onsager formula for the spontaneous magnetization of the rectangular two-dimensional Ising lattice. The Pfaffian approach is used to derive the correlations in terms of Pfaffians, and for the correlations in a row a single Toeplitz determinant is obtained which is proved equivalent to the Onsager-Kaufman result. The spontaneous magnetization is obtained as the limiting value of an infinite Toeplitz determinant and its evaluation is facilitated by use of the generalization of a result first published by Szego.

Date

22 Dec 2004

Publication

Journal of Mathematical Physics

Authors

Share