The field of phase transitions and critical phenomena continues to be active in research, producing a steady stream of interesting and fruitful results. It has moved into a central place in condensed matter studies.
Statistical physics, and more specifically, the theory of transitions between states of matter, more or less defines what we know about 'everyday' matter and its transformations.
The major aim of this serial is to provide review articles that can serve as standard references for research workers in the field, and for graduate students and others wishing to obtain reliable information on important recent developments.
Researchers and graduate students in statistical physics and general condensed matter physicists.
Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena, 1st Edition
VOLUME 19 TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Preface to Volume 19
Chapter 1: Exactly solvable models for many-body systems far from equilibrium
Gunter M. Schütz
Quantum Hamiltonian formalism for the master equation
Integrable stochastic processes
Equivalences of stochastic processes
The symmetric exclusion process
Driven lattice gases
Experimental realizations of integrable reaction-diffusion systems
A. The two-dimensional vertex model
Universality of interface fluctuations
Exact solution for empty-interval probabilities in the ASEP with open boundaries
Chapter 2: Polymerized membranes, a review
Kay Jörg Wiese
Introduction and outline
Basic properties of membranes
Field theoretic treatment of tethered membranes
Some useful tools and relation to polymer theory
Proof of perturbative renormalizability
Calculations at 2-loop order
Extracting the physical information: Extrapolations
Other critical exponents
The tricritical point
Disorder and non-conserved forces
Exercises with solutions