Scaling at the percolation threshold above six dimensions

A. Aharony, Y. Gefen, A. Kapitulnik

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The fractal dimensionality of the infinite cluster at the percolation threshold for dimensionalities d>6 is shown to be D=4 (rather than the naive finite size scaling prediction D=d-2). Similarly, the conductivity of a sample of size L scales as L-d (rather than L-6). This anomalous behaviour is related to a dangerous irrelevant variable, associated with the probability to have vertices of three bonds. The crossover to the 'homogeneous' behaviour occurs at length scales which are short compared with the correlation length. The 'links and blobs' picture is confirmed for d>6, and the size of the latter is estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number008
Pages (from-to)L197-L202
JournalJournal of Physics A: General Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Mathematical Physics


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