Critical dynamics far from equilibrium

  • Kyozi Kawasaki
  • Akira Onuki
Systems far away from Equilibrium
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 104)


Systems near critical points are known to be very sensitive to even a small amount of disturbances. Thus if the critical point is approached with external disturbances of fixed sizes that bring the system out of equilibrium, we encounter a variety of new problems of critical dynamics which cannot be handled by the usual linear response type treatments. Some examples of such a new kind of critical dynamics will be described which include critical fluids under steady incompressible flow, nonlinear relaxation of the order parameter, kinetics of first order phase transitions near critical points, and the superconducting transition under electric field.


Order Phase Transition Critical Phenomenon Spinodal Decomposition Critical Dynamic Nonequilibrium Steady State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyozi Kawasaki
    • 1
  • Akira Onuki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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