Accession Number:

AD0783477

Title:

Statistical Mechanics of One-Dimensional Single Component Landau-Ginzburg Fields.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE