Comparison of complete scaling and a field-theoretic treatment of asymmetric fluid criticality
Author(s)Bertrand, Christopher E.; Nicoll, J. F.; Anisimov, M. A.
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We investigate the connection between the theory of complete scaling and a field-theoretic (FT) treatment of asymmetric fluid criticality. To facilitate the comparison, we develop an equation of state from a simplified form of the complete scaling transformations and systematically compare this equation of state with the equation of state generated by a FT treatment of an asymmetric Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson Hamiltonian. We find, with care in interpretation, that these two approaches may be read as equivalent up to terms involving an independent higher-order asymmetric correction-to-scaling exponent.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Physical Review E
American Physical Society
Bertrand, C., J. Nicoll, and M. Anisimov. “Comparison of Complete Scaling and a Field-theoretic Treatment of Asymmetric Fluid Criticality.” Physical Review E 85.3 (2012). ©2012 American Physical Society
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