Edge critical behavior at the surface transition of Ising magnets

Pleimling, M. and Selke, W.
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Technische Hochschule Aachen,
D-52056 Aachen, Germany


Using Monte Carlo techniques, Ising models with ferromagnetic nearest-neighbor interactions on a simple cubic lattice are studied. At the surface transition, the critical exponent $\beta _2$ of the edge magnetization is found to be non-universal, depending on the edge and edge-surface couplings, in contrast to the situation at the ordinary transition. Results are compared to those for two-dimensional Ising magnets with chain and ladder defects.