Nature of the phase transition in a non-linear O(2)3 model

Paul R. Thomas, Michael Stone

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Abstract

We examine the gas of topological excitations in the lattice non-linear O(2)3 model. We argue that the phase transition between broken and unbroken symmetries can be identified with that of three-dimensional scalar electrodynamics, strongly suggesting that the transition is first order.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-524
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Volume144
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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