Thermodynamic limit for the Ising model on the Cayley tree
While the Ising model on the Cayley tree has no spontaneous magnetization at nonzero temperatures in the thermodynamic limit, we show that finite systems of astronomical sizes remain magnetically ordered in a wide temperature range, if the symmetry is broken by fixing an arbitrary single (bulk or surface) spin. We compare the behavior of the finite size magnetization of this model with that of the [sing model on both the Sierpinski gasket, and the one-dimensional linear chain. This comparison reveals the analogy of the behavior of the present model with the Sierpinski gasket case. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.