Dynamical effects at the critical point in fluids and magnets

  • Pierre Résibois
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 7)


Critical Behavior Transport Coefficient Liouville Operator Sound Absorption Coefficient Dynamical Scaling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Résibois
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  1. 1.Université Libre de BruxellesBelgique

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