Nato Science Series B:

Ordering in Strongly Fluctuating Condensed Matter Systems

Editors: Riste, Tormod (Ed.)

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This NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Gei10, Norway, April 16th-27th 1979, was the fifth in a series devoted to the subject of phase transitions and instabilities. The application to NATO for the funding of this ASI contained the following para­ graphs: "Traditionally one has made a clear distinction between solids and liquids in terms of positional order, one being long-ranged and the other at most short-ranged. In recent years experiments have revealed a much more faceted picture and a less sharp distinction between solids and liquids. As an example one now has 3-dimensiona1 (3-D) liquids with 1-D density waves and 3-D solids with 1-D-1iquid molecular chains. The subsystems have the common feature of 10w­ dimensional systems: a strong tendency for fluctuations to appear. Although the connection between fluctuations and dimensionality, and the suppression of long-range order by fluctuations, was pointed out as early as 1935 by Peier1s and by Landau, it is in the last five years or so that theoretical work has gained momentum. This development of understanding started ten years ago, however, much inspired by the experimental work on 2-D spin systems.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)
  • Ordering in Strongly Fluctuating Systems Introductory Comments

    Edwards, S. F.

    Pages 1-10

  • Phase Transitions in Low-Dimensional Systems and Renormalization Group Theory

    Young, A. P.

    Pages 11-29

  • Real-Space Renormalization-Group Method for Quantum Systems

    Jullien, R. (et al.)

    Pages 31-37

  • Upper Marginal Dimensionality. Concept and Experiment

    Als-Nielsen, Jens (et al.)

    Pages 39-55

  • Lower Marginal Dimensionality. X-Ray Scattering from the Smectic-A Phase of Iquid Crystals

    Als-Nielsen, Jens (et al.)

    Pages 57-75

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ordering in Strongly Fluctuating Condensed Matter Systems
Editors
  • Tormod Riste
Series Title
Nato Science Series B:
Series Volume
50
Copyright
1980
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-3626-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-3626-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-3628-0
Series ISSN
0258-1221
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 474
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