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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The renormalization equations are the same as those for the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition of the 2D classical XY model [17-19].
When [y.sub.2] is small, the equations reduce to those of the conventional sine-Gordon model (Kosterlitz-Thouless transition).
This may lead to a generalization of the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition, the crossover phenomenon in the Kondo effect, and other phenomena.
Liu, "Localization and the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in disordered graphene," Physical Review Letters, vol.
Of particular interest is a special kind of temperature-dependent transition, known as the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition, found in the X-Y model's behavior.
The Kosterlitz-Thouless transition shows up as an abrupt resistance shift at a critical temperature.