# Phase Transitions in Condensed Matter and Relativistic QFT

@article{Rivers1998PhaseTI, title={Phase Transitions in Condensed Matter and Relativistic QFT}, author={Ray J. Rivers and E.Kavoussanaki and Geetha Karra}, journal={arXiv: Condensed Matter}, year={1998} }

The two environments in which thermal ﬁeld theory isrelevant are the early universe and heavy-ion collisions,in both of which there are changes of phase. Not surpris-ingly, one of the themes of this series of Workshops onThermal Field Theory (TFT) has been phase transitions.Consider a situation in which the symmetry group ofthe theory is broken, on cooling through the critical tem-perature T

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Classical Behavior After a Phase Transition: II. The Formation of Classical Defects

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Classical defects (monopoles, vortices, etc.) are a characteristic consequence of many phase transitions of quantum fields. Most likely these include transitions in the early universe and such…

Scaling Laws for Fluxon Formation in Annular Josephson Tunnel Junctions

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Although equilibrium, or adiabatic, correlation lengths ξ ad (T) diverge at the critical temperature T c of continuous phase transitions, correlation lengths always remain bounded, in practice. This…

Gaussianity revisited: exploring the Kibble–Zurek mechanism with superconducting rings

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Using spontaneous flux production in annular superconductors to shed light on the Kibble-Zurek (KZ) scenario, the properties of a superconducting ring are seen to be well represented by analytic Gaussian approximations which encode the KZ scales indirectly.

Electroweak Baryogenesis in Non-minimal Composite Higgs Models

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We address electroweak baryogenesis in the context of composite Higgs models, pointing out that modifications to the Higgs and top quark sectors can play an important role in generating the baryon…

Nonequilibrium Evolution of Correlation Functions: A Canonical Approach

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We study nonequilibrium evolution in a self-interacting quantum field theory invariant under space translation only by using a canonical approach based on the recently developed Liouville-von Neumann…

Stochastic Production Of Kink-Antikink Pairs In The Presence Of An Oscillating Background

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We numerically investigate the production of kink-antikink pairs in a $(1+1)$-dimensional ${\ensuremath{\varphi}}^{4}$ field theory subject to white noise and periodic driving. The twin effects of…

Spontaneous fluxon formation in annular josephson tunnel junctions

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- 2003

It has been argued by Zurek and Kibble that the likelihood of producing defects in a continuous phase transition depends in a characteristic way on the quench rate. In this paper we discuss our…

Is domain formation decided before or after the transition

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There is increasing evidence that causality provides useful bounds in determining the domain structure after a continuous transition. In devising their scaling laws for domain size after such a…

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