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Quantum phase transitions

Institute for High Pressure Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Troitsk, Moscow, Russian Federation

Continuous phase transitions that occur at zero temperature as a result of quantum fluctuations required by Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle are called quantum phase transitions. In the present paper an elementary introduction to quantum phase transitions is given. A few experimental examples from the physics of heavy-fermion systems and itinerant ferromagnets are described.

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PACS: 64.60.−i, 71.10.−w, 71.10.Hf (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU2004v047n08ABEH001850
Citation: Stishov S M "Quantum phase transitions" Phys. Usp. 47 789–795 (2004)
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Оригинал: Стишов С М «Квантовые фазовые переходы» УФН 174 853–860 (2004); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0174.200408b.0853

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