Defect Mediated Phase Transitions in Superfluids, Solids, and their Relation to Lattice Gauge Theories

  • H. Kleinert
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 115)


We compare the defects in different physical systems, exhibit their relevant properties for phase transitions, and point out the similarity of the lattice field theories by which their ensembles can be studied.


Gauge Theory Partition Function Order Transition Vortex Line Dislocation Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Kleinert
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  1. 1.Institut für Theorie der ElementarteilchenFreie Universität BerlinBerlin 33Germany

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