By K. K. Kaski R. A. Barrio

This critical booklet is a compilation of invited talks brought on the symposium, “Current subject matters in Physics” held in Mexico urban in June 2003, to have a good time the seventy fifth birthday of Professor Sir Roger Elliott. The contributions were ready by way of study affiliates, former scholars, post-doctoral fellows and co-workers of Professor Elliott, a lot of them best scientists — as Sir Roger himself — in vital examine institutes worldwide. The publication supplies a really well timed and entire review of assorted key components of recent condensed topic and statistical physics. 19 unique contributions are integrated, grouped in 3 major components: affliction and dynamical platforms, buildings and glasses, electric and magnetic homes.

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Here, for conciseness, we just present results for the XY case. Figure 6 shows data for ξL /L. While the intersections are not quite as clean as those for the Ising model, the data does intersect and splay out again at low temperatures indicating a finite-temperature spin glass transition. The inset shows that the data can be collapsed reasonably according the FSS form in Eq. 2. Figure 7 shows data for the chiral correlation length. There are actually two such lengths depending upon whether the wavevector kmin in Eq.

Typically, when the system is not close to criticality, ξN,∞ is of magnitude corresponding to the range, say R0 , of the forces of interaction. Indeed, one may readily check this within the spherical model (for the case S = 1) where one finds that the definition of R0 in (2) sets the relevant scale. However, on approach to gas–liquid or, more generally, fluid–fluid criticality, say along the critical isochore ρ = ρc , the density correlation length diverges as [3, 4] ξN,∞ (T, ρc ) ∼ 1/tν , when t → 0+.

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