Quantum Effects in Two-Dimensional X-Y Model

  • H. Takano
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 46)


Quantum effects in the two-dimensional X-Y model are discussed keeping in mind the problem whether the quantum X-Y model in two dimensions shows the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition, which is driven by the appearance of topological disorder in the spin configuration, as the classical X-Y model. Quantum effects are treated as perturbations to the classical model, which corresponds to the limit that the magnitude of spin S→∞, by using the 1/s-expansion, where s = [ S(S+1) ]1/2.


Renormalization Group Coherent State Quantum Effect Renormalization Group Analysis Renormalization Group Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Takano
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  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityYokohama 223Japan

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