Michael E. Fisher, David A. Huse

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A difficulty in reliably diagnosing continuous melting transitions via canonical simulations is pointed out and illustrated by the model of hard exagons on a plane triangular lattice; finite-sized realizations at fixed density may well exhibit coexisting ordered and disordered peaks in phase space even when the transition is continuous in the thermodynamic limit. The role of flows and mappings in the theory of phase transitions is discussed. The nature of the phase diagrams in model systems displaying spatially modulated order and commensurate-incommensurate transitions is emphasized, and some recent developments are reviewed briefly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
EditorsR.K. Kalia, P. Vashishta
Number of pages35
ISBN (Print)0444006958
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Fisher, M. E., & Huse, D. A. (1982). MELTING, ORDER, FLOWS, MAPPINGS AND CHAOS. In R. K. Kalia, & P. Vashishta (Eds.), Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 259-293). North-Holland.