Novel Lifshitz tricritical point and critical dynamics

Amnon Aharony*, Eytan Domany, R. M. Hornreich, T. Schneider, M. Zannetti

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The d-dimensional time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau (TDGL) model is mapped onto a special (d+1)-dimensional model which exhibits a Lifshitz tricritical point (LTP). Many of the LTP critical properties follow from those of the TDGL model, and are shown to belong to a novel universality class of LTPs which results from a (previously ignored) relevant, nonlocal, quartic spin operator. These properties are analyzed with the use of scaling, an expansion, and the n limit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3358-3360
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B-Condensed Matter
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


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