Renormalization Group Analysis of Nonequilibrium Phase Transitions in Driven Disordered Systems

This book investigates phase transitions and critical phenomena in disordered systems driven out of equilibrium. First, the author derives a dimensional reduction property that relates the long-distance physics of driven disordered systems to that of lower dimensional pure systems. By combining this...

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Main Author: Haga, Taiki
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Singapore Springer Singapore 2019, 2019
Edition:1st ed. 2019
Series:Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book investigates phase transitions and critical phenomena in disordered systems driven out of equilibrium. First, the author derives a dimensional reduction property that relates the long-distance physics of driven disordered systems to that of lower dimensional pure systems. By combining this property with a modern renormalization group technique, the critical behavior of random field spin models driven at a uniform velocity is subsequently investigated. The highlight of this book is that the driven random field XY model is shown to exhibit the Kosterlitz–Thouless transition in three dimensions. This is the first example of topological phase transitions in which the competition between quenched disorder and nonequilibrium driving plays a crucial role. The book also includes a pedagogical review of a renormalizaion group technique for disordered systems.
Physical Description:XIII, 156 p. 38 illus., 27 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9789811361715