Multicritical Phenomena

This book comprises the Proceedings of a NATO Advanced Study Institute on Mu1ticritica1 Phenomena held in Geilo, Norway, between 10-21 April 1983. This school was the seventh to be held in Gei10, on various aspects of phase transitions. In spite of its apparently restrictive title the school was pla...

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Other Authors: Pynn, Roger (Editor), Skjeltorp, A. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 1984, 1984
Edition:1st ed. 1984
Series:Nato Science Series B:, Physics
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • A theoretical Introduction
  • Partial Differential Approximants for Multicritical Singularities: An Overview
  • Experimental Studies of Magnetic Tricritical Points: Problems and Progress
  • Experimental Studies of Bicritical Points in 3D Antiferromagnets
  • The Experimental Evidence for a Lifshitz Point in MnP
  • Nature of the Smectic-A-Smectic-C Transition near a Nematic-Smectic-A-Smectic-C Multicritical Point
  • Dynamics near Multicritical Points
  • Critical Dynamics of Sound
  • Multicritical Phenomena at Structural Phase Transitions
  • Bi- and Tetra-critical Behaviour of Uniaxially Stressed LaA103
  • Fluctuation Driven Multicritical Points
  • A New Multicritical Point in A Seven Dimensional Parameter Space
  • Multicritical Points in Incommensurate Systems
  • Neutron Investigation of Modulated Structures
  • Nature of The Incommensurate Phase in Rb2ZnCl4
  • New Phenomena in Incommensurate Barium Sodium Niobate: Memory and Relaxation Effects
  • Critical Fluctuations and Magnetic Ordering in Praseodymium Metal
  • Soft Mode and Central Peak as A Consequence of Competing Interactions
  • Criticality and Crossover in Structural Phase Transitions
  • Anomalous Vibrational Absorption Near the Antiferro-electric Phase Transition in Alkali Cyanides
  • A Plenitude of Commensurate Phase in Simple Models
  • Commensurability, Chaos and The Devil’s Staircase
  • The Complete Devil’s Staircase and Universality of Mode Locking Structures in Discrete Mappings
  • Low Temperature Analysis of the ANNNI Model in A Field
  • Field Behaviour of Spin Models with Competing Interactions
  • Phase Transitions in Crystals with Competing Interactions
  • Commensurate Melting and Domain Walls in Surface Phases
  • The Role of Domain Walls in The Critical Behaviour of the Three-Dimensional p-State Asymmetric Clock Model
  • Interfacial Adsorption in Multi-State Models
  • Vortex Pinning in Thin Superfluid Films
  • Supression of The Specific Heat Divergence at Tc
  • Disorder, Random Fields and Competing Interactions in Antiferromagnets
  • The Origin and Influences of The Spin-Glass Problem
  • Phase (?) Transitions in Systems with Spin Glass and Long-Range Order Regimes
  • Time Effects of The Field Cooled Magnetization of A Au (Fe) Spin Glass
  • Spin Glasses: Recent Theoretical Developments
  • Critical and Multicritical Points, Lines and Surfaces of Spin Glasses in The Presence of Magnetic Fields and Anisotropy
  • Some Renormalization Group Results on the Quenched Gauge Field Model of The Spin Glass
  • Frustration, Landau Levels and Superconducting Diamagnetism on Networks
  • to Chaos: Phenomenon, Structure of Spectra and Diffusion
  • Multicritical Behaviour of A Nonequilibrium System
  • Participants