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Lattice on a sphere

by atyy
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atyy
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Sep20-13, 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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Sep20-13, 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/hep-lat/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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