Ordering in Strongly Fluctuating Condensed Matter Systems

  • Tormod Riste

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 50)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. R. Jullien, K. A. Penson, P. Pfeuty, K. Uzelac
    Pages 31-37
  3. Jens Als-Nielsen, Ib Laursen
    Pages 39-55
  4. Jens Als-Nielsen, J. D. Litster, R. J. Birgeneau, M. Kaplan, C. R. Safinya
    Pages 57-75
  5. Jacques Villain
    Pages 91-106
  6. K. Kakurai, J. K. Kjems, M. Steiner
    Pages 141-144
  7. Gerhard Müller, Harry Thomas, Hans Beck
    Pages 151-155
  8. R. A. Cowley, R. J. Birgeneau, G. Shirane
    Pages 157-181
  9. J. M. Yeomans, R. B. Stinchcombe
    Pages 189-194
  10. John P. McTague, M. Nielsen, L. Passell
    Pages 195-220

About this book


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.


condensed matter crystal density development diffusion experiment magnetism neutron diffraction phase phase transition scattering spin

Editors and affiliations

  • Tormod Riste
    • 1
  1. 1.Institutt for AtomenergiKjellerNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-3626-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-3628-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-3626-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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