Nato Science Series C:

Phase Transitions and Relaxation in Systems with Competing Energy Scales

Editors: Riste, T., Sherrington, David (Eds.)

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Systems with competing energy scales are widespread and exhibit rich and subtle behaviour, although their systematic study is a relatively recent activity. This text presents lectures given at a NATO Advanced Study Institute reviewing the current knowledge and understanding of this fascinating subject, particularly with regard to phase transitions and dynamics, at an advanced tutorial level.
Both general and specific aspects are considered, with competitions having several origins; differences in intrinsic interactions, interplay between intrinsic and extrinsic effects, such as geometry and disorder; irreversibility and non-equilibration. Among the specific physical application areas are supercooled liquids and glasses, high-temperature superconductors, flux or vortex pinning and motion, charge density waves, domain growth and coarsening, and electron solidification.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Low Temperature Phases, Ordering and Dynamics in Random Media

    Pages 1-25

    Fisher, Daniel S.

  • Statics and Dynamics of the Flux-Line Lattice in High-Tc Superconductors

    Pages 27-53

    Brandt, Ernst Helmut

  • Magnetic Flux Line Lattices in the Cuprate Superconductors

    Pages 55-69

    Gammel, P. L. (et al.)

  • Theory and Experiment of Flux Pinning and Flux Creep in High T c Superconductors

    Pages 71-94

    Kes, P. H.

  • Vortex Line Fluctuations in Superconductors from Elementary Quantum Mechanics

    Pages 95-117

    Nelson, David R.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Phase Transitions and Relaxation in Systems with Competing Energy Scales
Editors
  • T. Riste
  • David Sherrington
Series Title
Nato Science Series C:
Series Volume
415
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-1908-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-1908-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4843-9
Series ISSN
1389-2185
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 452
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