© 1993

Phase Transitions and Relaxation in Systems with Competing Energy Scales

  • Tormod Riste
  • David Sherrington

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 415)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. P. L. Gammel, D. J. Bishop
    Pages 55-69
  3. M. G. Karkut, L. K. Heill, M. Slaski, L. T. Sagdahl, K. Fossheim
    Pages 119-122
  4. Erwin Frey, David R. Nelson, Daniel S. Fisher
    Pages 123-127
  5. U. Buchenau
    Pages 233-257
  6. R. L. Willett
    Pages 367-399

About this book


Systems with competing energy scales are widespread and exhibit rich and subtle behaviour, although their systematic study is a relatively recent activity. This text presents lectures given at a NATO Advanced Study Institute reviewing the current knowledge and understanding of this fascinating subject, particularly with regard to phase transitions and dynamics, at an advanced tutorial level.
Both general and specific aspects are considered, with competitions having several origins; differences in intrinsic interactions, interplay between intrinsic and extrinsic effects, such as geometry and disorder; irreversibility and non-equilibration. Among the specific physical application areas are supercooled liquids and glasses, high-temperature superconductors, flux or vortex pinning and motion, charge density waves, domain growth and coarsening, and electron solidification.


Phase Transition Phase Transitions dynamics electron liquid

Editors and affiliations

  • Tormod Riste
    • 1
  • David Sherrington
    • 2
  1. 1.Institutt for energiteknikkKjellerNorway
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Phase Transitions and Relaxation in Systems with Competing Energy Scales
  • Editors T. Riste
    David Sherrington
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-2504-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-4843-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-1908-5
  • Series ISSN 1389-2185
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 452
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Condensed Matter Physics
    Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
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