A classical 2D clock model is known to have a critical phase with Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless (BKT) transitions. These transitions have logarithmic corrections which make numerical analysis difficult. In order to resolve this difficulty, one of the authors has proposed a method called 'level spectroscopy', which is based on the conformal field theory. We extend this method to the multi-degenerated case. As an example, we study the classical 2D six-clock model which can be mapped to the quantum self-dual 1D six-clock model. Additionally, we confirm that the self-dual point has a precise numerical agreement with the analytical result, and we argue the degeneracy of the excitation states at the self-dual point from the effective field theoretical point of view.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)