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STP Ising Antiferromagnet Square Lattice Program
written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox
The STP IsingAntiferromagnetSquareLattice program is a Monte Carlo simulation of the antiferromagnetic Ising model on a square lattice in equilibrium with a heat bath at temperature T where the spin interaction J is negative (antiferromagnetic Ising model). The default is a lattice of linear dimension L=32 (for a total of N=L^2 spins) with no external field and heat bath temperature T=2.269.
STP IsingAntiferromagnetSquareLattice is part of a suite of Open Source Physics programs that model aspects of Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP). The program is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the stp_IsingAntiferromagnetSquareLattice.jar file will run the program if Java is installed on your computer. Additional programs can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, STP, or Statistical and Thermal Physics.
Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
2 supplemental documents are available
A pdf document that briefly describes the STP Ising Antiferromagnetic Square Lattice program. It describes how to use the stp_IsingAntiferromagneticSquareLattice.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for use with the program.
download 180kb .pdf
Published: February 17, 2009
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STP Ising Antiferromagnet Square Lattice Program:
Is Part Of Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) Package
This program is a part of STP Application package that contains curricular materials for the teaching of Statistical and Thermal Physics.relation by Anne Cox
References STP Textbook Chapter 5: Magnetic Systems
Chapter 5 of Gould and Tobochnik's Statistical and Thermal Physics provides additional underpinnings for this program.relation by Anne Cox
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