Lifshitz Points: Strongly Anisotropic Equilibrium Critical Points

  • Malte Henkel
  • Michel Pleimling
Part of the Theoretical and Mathematical Physics book series (TMP)


In the previous chapters, we discussed ageing phenomena in non-equilibrium systems far from stationarity where obviously time plays a special role. Consequently, one way of looking at these ageing systems is to consider them as strongly anisotropic systems where the time-direction is fundamentally different to the spatial directions. Indeed, the presence of a single time-dependent length-scale L(t) ~ t1/z implies an anisotropic scaling behaviour where time has to be rescaled by a factor tbt when distances are rescaled by a factor rbr.


Critical Exponent Scaling Function ANNNS Model Ordinary Transition Anisotropic Scaling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Malte Henkel
    • 1
  • Michel Pleimling
    • 2
  1. 1.Groupe de Physique Statistique Département de Physique de la Matière et des MatériauxInstitut Jean Lamour Nancy - UniversitéVandœuvre lès Nancy CedexFrance
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentVirginia Polytechnic Institute & State UniversityBlacksburgUnited States

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