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The Kosterlitz-Thouless Theory of Two-Dimensional Melting

  • A. P. Young
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 50)

Abstract

This lecture is intended as an elementary introduction to a theory of two-dimensional melting proposed by Kosterlitz and Thouless1. Their theory is also applicable, with minor differences, to the two-dimensional planar spin model and since this is somewhat simpler we shall discuss it first.

Keywords

Spin Wave Triangular Lattice Vortex Pair Small Pair Small Dipole 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. Young
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of MathematicsImperial CollegeLondon SW7UK

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