Weak crystallization theory of metallic alloys

  title={Weak crystallization theory of metallic alloys},
  author={Ivar Martin and Sarang Gopalakrishnan and Eugene A. Demler},
  journal={Physical Review B},
Crystallization is one of the most familiar, but hardest to analyze, phase transitions. The principal reason is that crystallization typically occurs via a strongly first-order phase transition, and thus rigorous treatment would require comparing energies of an infinite number of possible crystalline states with the energy of liquid. A great simplification occurs when crystallization transition happens to be weakly first order. In this case, weak crystallization theory, based on unbiased… 
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