Statistical Mechanics of One-Dimensional Single Component Landau-Ginzburg Fields.
HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C
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The single-component Landau-Ginzburg problem is solved approximately in one dimension. A variational solution is obtained for the equivalent anharmonic oscillator problem in quantum mechanics the specific heat, the susceptibility, the order parameter correlation function, and the order parameter in a small external field are obtained from the solution. These results show that there is no sharp phase transition, although the system becomes ordered at low temperatures upon application of a very small field. Author
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
- Quantum Theory and Relativity