Double-dimers, the Ising model and the hexahedron recurrence

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Double-dimers, the Ising model and the hexahedron recurrence
We define and study a recurrence relation in Z3 , called the hexahedron recurrence, which is similar to the octahedron recurrence (Hirota bilinear difference equation) and cube recurrence (Miwa equation). Like these examples, solutions to the hexahedron recurrence are partition functions for configurations on a certain graph, and have a natural interpretation in terms of cluster algebras. We give an explicit correspondence between monomials in the Laurent expansions arising in the recurrence with certain double-dimer configurations of a graph. We compute limit shapes for the corresponding double-dimer configurations. The Kashaev difference equation arising in the Ising model star-triangle relation is a special case of the hexahedron recurrence. In particular this reveals the cluster nature underlying the Ising model. The above relation allows us to prove a Laurent phenomenon for the Kashaev difference equation. Resum´e. Nous d´efinissons une relation sur Z3 appell´ee “hexahed...
Richard W. Kenyon, Robin Pemantle
Added 06 Apr 2016
Updated 06 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Where JCT
Authors Richard W. Kenyon, Robin Pemantle
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