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Modified Percolation Theory and Its Relevance to Quantum Critical Phenomena

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We present a new family of percolation models. We show, using theory and computer simulations, that these represent a new universality class. Interestingly, systems in this class appear to violate the Harris criterion, making model systems within these class ideal systems for studying the influence of disorder on critical behavior. We argue that such percolative systems have already been realized in practice in strongly correlated electron systems that have been driven to the quantum critical point by means of chemical substitution.

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Heitmann, T. , Gaddy, J. and Montfrooij, W. (2014) Modified Percolation Theory and Its Relevance to Quantum Critical Phenomena. Journal of Modern Physics, 5, 649-660. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2014.58076.

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