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Lattice on a sphere 
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Sep2013, 10:16 AM

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Most lattices I've come across in condensed matter, like the Kitaev model, are regular lattices and don't fit on a sphere.
Are lattice simulations ever put on a sphere in condensed matter, and if so what sort of lattice is used? 


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Sep2013, 11:28 AM

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This isn't an area I'm very familiar with, but a quick google search turned up http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/9509009. Looking at citations to it turns up a couple of handfuls of papers on a similar theme:
http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&p...recid%3A399137 http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&p...recid%3A416261 


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