Kosterlitz-Thouless transition

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Kosterlitz-Thouless transition

[′käs·tər‚lits tü′les tran‚zish·ən]
(cryogenics)
The transition from the superfluid to the normal state in thin films of helium-3, which proceeds through the unbinding of vortices in the phase of the order parameter having opposite directions of rotation.