Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena: Statistical Mechanics of Driven Diffusive Systems v.17
Within the vast realm of non-equilibrium physics, driven diffusive systems form a subset with interesting properties. As a prototype model for these systems, the driven lattice gas was introduced in the mid-1980s. Since then a number of surprising phenomena have been discovered including singular correlations at generic temperatures, as well as novel phase transitions, universality classes and interfacial instabilities. This volume summarizes current knowledge on driven systems, from a pedagogical discussion of the original driven lattice gas to a brief survey of related models. Much emphasis is placed on detailing open questions and unsolved problems as an incentive for the reader to pursue the subject further.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 152 x 229mm | 499g
- 14 Aug 1995
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- illustrations, index
Table of contents
Three perspectives of the standard model; long range correlations above criticality; critical phenomena; physics below criticality; variations of the standard model; related non-equilibrium steady state systems; summary and outlook.