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PERCOLATIVE INGREDIENTS

Mathew Penrose

in Random Geometric Graphs

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198506263
eISBN:
9780191707858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506263.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter contains some known results on connectivity which are used later on. The notion of unicoherence of a simply-connected set is explained and extended to lattices. Peierls (counting) ... More


Kosterlitz—Thouless transition

Hidetoshi Nishimori and Gerardo Ortiz

in Elements of Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577224
eISBN:
9780191722943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577224.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

As the spatial dimensionality $d$ decreases, fluctuations become larger and the stability of the low-temperature ordered state deteriorates. The dimensionality where long-range order disappears is ... More


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