# A testbench for the nested dipole hypothesis of Kosterlitz and Thouless

@article{Alastuey1995ATF, title={A testbench for the nested dipole hypothesis of Kosterlitz and Thouless}, author={Angel Alastuey and Peter J. Forrester}, journal={Journal of Statistical Physics}, year={1995}, volume={79}, pages={503-523} }

We consider the two-dimensional one-component plasma without a background and confined to a half-plane near a metal wall. The particles are also subjected to an external potential acting perpendicular to the wall with an inverse-power-law Boltzmann factor. The model has a known solvable isotherm which exhibits a Kosterlitz-Thouless-type transition from a conductive to an insulator phase as the power law is varied. This allows predictions of theoretical methods of analyzing the Kosterlitz…

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