Multicritical Phenomena

Proceedings of a NATO Advanced Study Institute on Multicritical Phenomena, held April 10–21, 1983, in Geilo, Norway

  • R. Pynn
  • A. Skjeltorp

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 106)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Michael E. Fisher
    Pages 1-5
  3. Volker Dohm
    Pages 81-112
  4. Kristian Fossheim, Jon Otto Fossum
    Pages 113-128
  5. K. A. Müller, W. Berlinger, J. E. Drumheller, J. G. Bednorz
    Pages 143-153
  6. Amnon Aharony, Daniel Blankschtein
    Pages 155-164
  7. Pierre Toledano
    Pages 171-176
  8. S. R. Andrews, H. Mashiyama
    Pages 201-206
  9. Gilles Errandonéa, Arlette Litzler, Hervé Savary, Jean-Claude Tolédano, Jacques Schneck, Jack Aubrée
    Pages 207-212
  10. W. G. Stirling, K. A. McEwen
    Pages 213-218
  11. Michael E. Fisher
    Pages 233-235
  12. Per Bak, M. Hoegh Jensen
    Pages 237-263
  13. Jonathan Smith, Julia Yeomans
    Pages 271-275
  14. T. Janssen, J. A. Tjon
    Pages 283-288
  15. J. L. McCauley Jr.
    Pages 307-308
  16. R. A. Cowley, R. J. Birgeneau, G. Shirane, H. Yoshizawa
    Pages 333-362
  17. P. Nordblad, P. Svedlindh, L. Lundgren, O. Beckman
    Pages 379-382
  18. Siegfried Grossmann, Stefan Thomae
    Pages 423-450
  19. Tormod Riste, Kaare Otnes
    Pages 451-460
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 461-472

About this book


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 planned as a forum for the discus­ sion of phase transitions and instabilities in systems, with competing interactions and competing order parameters. Thus, in addition to the canonical multicritical points, subjects were diverse as critical phenomena in random magnetic systems and routes to chaos were discussed. The subject matter of the school is naturally divided into a series of categories which to some extent, reflect the historical development of interest in competing phenomena at phase transitions. Multicritical points in equilibrium systems, defined phenomenolo­ gically as points of sudden change of behaviour on an otherwise smooth phase boundary, were the first topics of the school. The theo­ retical consensus which has emerged during the past decade, largely as a result of calculations with the renormalisation group, was reviewed in some detail. The results presented, however, apply only to pure systems (in which dirt and other manifestations of reality are irrelevant) in that small realm close to the phase transition knoYln as "asymtopia.


Experiment Phase Transition Phase Transitions Renormalization group glass magnetism

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Pynn
    • 1
  • A. Skjeltorp
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut Laue-LangevinGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.Institute for Energy TechnologyKjellerNorway

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9698-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2741-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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