Authors

R. L. Renken; S. M. Catterall;J. B. Kogut

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Nucl. Phys. B

Keywords

renormalization group; dynamical triangulations; quantum gravity; SIMPLICIAL QUANTUM-GRAVITY; RENORMALIZATION-GROUP; SINGULAR VERTICES; ISING MATTER; SURFACES; SPACE; Physics, Particles & Fields

Abstract

The dynamical triangulation model of three-dimensional quantum gravity is shown to have a line of transitions in an expanded phase diagram which includes a coupling mu to the order of the vertices. Monte Carlo renormalization group and finite size scaling techniques are used to locate and characterize this line, Our results indicate that for mu < mu(1) similar to -1.0 the model is always in a crumpled phase independent of the value of the curvature coupling. For mu < 0 the results are in agreement with an approximate mean field treatment, We find evidence that this line corresponds to first-order transitions extending to positive mu. However, the behavior appears to change for mu > mu(2) similar to 2.0-4,0, The simplest scenario that is consistent with the data is the existence of a critical end point. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.

Journal Title

Nuclear Physics B

Volume

523

Issue/Number

3

Publication Date

1-1-1998

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

553

Last Page

568

WOS Identifier

WOS:000074836500008

ISSN

0550-3213

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