Theory and Applications of the Cluster Variation and Path Probability Methods

  • J. L. Morán-López
  • J. M. Sanchez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Tetsuo Mohri, Yoichi Ichikawa, Takayuki Nakahara, Tomoo Suzuki
    Pages 37-51
  3. Koh Wada, Akiyoshi Kawada, Yuki Kabasawa
    Pages 53-80
  4. Masuo Suzuki, Miroslav Kolesik
    Pages 113-124
  5. Didier de Fontaine
    Pages 125-144
  6. J. M. Sanchez
    Pages 175-185
  7. G. Ceder, P. D. Tepesch, G. D. Garbulsky, A. F. Kohan
    Pages 187-201
  8. F. Aguilera-Granja, J. L. Morán-López
    Pages 219-235
  9. Pierre Cenedese, Ryoichi Kikuchi
    Pages 255-271
  10. Kin-ichi Masuda-Jindo, Ryoichi Kikuchi, Robb Thomson
    Pages 299-311
  11. M. C. Cadeville, V. Pierron-Bohnes, J. M. Sanchez, J. L. Morán-López
    Pages 341-352
  12. Makoto Kaburagi, Yasunori Motomura, Qiong Ou, Kazuhiro Ohtsuki, Atsuo Ono
    Pages 375-385
  13. John A. Simmons
    Pages 387-420
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 421-427

About this book


This volume is a compilation of papers presented at the International Workshop on the Theory and Applications of the Cluster Variation and Path Probability Methods, held in the city of San Juan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, during June 18-22, 1995. The presentations at the workshop provided a state of the art review of the fundamental aspects of the CVM and PPM and their application to a wide range of problems in statistical mechanics and alloy theory. The volume begins with several articles dealing with the study of the kinetics of ordering in Ising sytems and alloys using the PPM and other classical techniques. These articles are followed by the contribution of Professor Masuo Suzuki on the Coherent Anomaly Method which has added a new dimension to mean field theory, and the CVM in particular, in the study of critical phenomena. The remaining of the volume is dedicated to fundamental aspects and specific applications of the CVM in a wide range of subjects ranging from bulk and surface studies to new areas of inquiry such as the problem of image reconstruction. Since the inception by Prof. Ryoichi Kikuchi of the CVM in 1950 and of the PPM in 1966, the latter after a gestation period of approximately six years, the tech­ niques have found wide acceptance in the physics and materials science communities. Both methods are properly regarded as seminal contributions to equilibrium and non­ equilibrium statistical mechanics.


alloy kinetics materials science probability scattering

Editors and affiliations

  • J. L. Morán-López
    • 1
  • J. M. Sanchez
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad Autónoma de San Luis PotosíSan Luis PotosíMexico
  2. 2.The University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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