Phase transition for the p-adic Ising-Vannimenus model on the Cayley tree

Farrukh Mukhamedov, Mutlay Dogan, Hasan Akin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

17 Citations (Scopus)


In this present paper, we consider the p-adic Ising Vannimenus model on the Cayley tree of order two. A new measure-theoretical approach (in the p-adic sense) to investigate such a model is proposed. The main result of this paper is to establish the existence of the phase transition for the model. By the phase transition we mean the existence of at least two non-trivial p-adic quasi Gibbs measures, such that one is bounded and the second one is unbounded (note that in the p-adic probability, unlike a real setting, the probability measures could even be unbounded). To prove the main result, we investigate a nonlinear recurrence equation via the methods of p-adic analysis. Note that the methods used in the paper are not valid in a real setting.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberP10031
JournalJournal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • phase diagrams (theory)
  • renormalisation group
  • rigorous results in statistical mechanics
  • solvable lattice models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


Dive into the research topics of 'Phase transition for the p-adic Ising-Vannimenus model on the Cayley tree'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this