Roughening transition in quantum interfaces

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Abstract

The roughening transition in interfaces of quantum crystals and spin systems is studied. Quantum-mechanical solid-on-solid-like models are presented. I show that quantum interfaces of three-dimensional systems are generally smooth at zero temperature and display a classical roughening transition. In two dimensions, systems with discrete symmetry display a roughening transition at zero temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5338-5341
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume28
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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