Harmonic measure of critical curves

E. Bettelheim*, I. Rushkin, I. A. Gruzberg, P. Wiegmann

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Fractal geometry of critical curves appearing in 2D critical systems is characterized by their harmonic measure. For systems described by conformal field theories with central charge câ‰1, scaling exponents of the harmonic measure have been computed by Duplantier [Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 1363 (2000)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.84.1363] by relating the problem to boundary two-dimensional gravity. We present a simple argument connecting the harmonic measure of critical curves to operators obtained by fusion of primary fields and compute characteristics of the fractal geometry by means of regular methods of conformal field theory. The method is not limited to theories with câ‰1.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number170602
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - 21 Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes


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