Lifshitz Points: Strongly Anisotropic Equilibrium Critical Points
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 t ↦ b↦t when distances are rescaled by a factor r ↦ br.
KeywordsCritical Exponent Scaling Function ANNNS Model Ordinary Transition Anisotropic Scaling
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