Accession Number : AD0783477

Title :   Statistical Mechanics of One-Dimensional Single Component Landau-Ginzburg Fields.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Leavitt,Richard P.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The single-component Landau-Ginzburg problem is solved approximately in one dimension. A variational solution is obtained for the equivalent anharmonic oscillator problem in quantum mechanics; the specific heat, the susceptibility, the order parameter correlation function, and the order parameter in a small external field are obtained from the solution. These results show that there is no sharp phase transition, although the system becomes ordered at low temperatures upon application of a very small field. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS, QUANTUM THEORY, GROUND STATE, EXCITATION, SPECIFIC HEAT, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE