Possible Lifshitz point behaviour in NbO2

A. Aharony*, D. Mukamel

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The structural phase transition occurring in NbO2 is analysed using renormalisation group techniques. It is suggested that the observed crossover in the order parameter critical exponent beta from beta approximately=0.19 to beta approximately=0.39 may reflect a crossover from Lifshitz to ordinary critical behaviour. The phenomenon is associated with the strongly anisotropic dispersion relation found in this compound.

Original languageEnglish
Article number003
Pages (from-to)L255-L259
JournalJournal of Physics C: Solid State Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1980


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