Monte Carlo Calculation of the Thermodynamic Properties of a Quantum Model: A One-Dimensional Fermion Lattice Model

Hans De Raedt, Ad Lagendijk

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Starting from a genuine discrete version of the Feynman path-integral representation for the partition function, calculations have been made of the energy, specific heat, and the static density-density correlation functions for a one-dimensional lattice model at nonzero temperatures. A Monte Carlo technique has been used to calculate the temperature-dependent properties. The results are compared with exact calculations for short chains, the Hartree-Fock approximation, and a classical model.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1981

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