We consider the surface critical behaviour of diagonally layered Ising models on the square lattice where the inter-layer couplings follow some aperiodic sequence. The surface magnetization is analytically evaluated from a simple formula derived by the diagonal transfer matrix method, while the surface spin-spin correlations are obtained numerically by a recursion method, based on the star-triangle transformation. The surface critical behaviour of different aperiodic Ising models is found in accordance with the corresponding relevance-irrelevance criterion. For marginal sequences the critical exponents are continuously varying with the strength of aperiodicity and generally the systems follow anisotropic scaling at the critical point.
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- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics
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