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Liquid-vapour critical point behaviour: especially crossover from two to three dimensions via a magnetic analogy
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Abstract
Motivation for this Letter comes from two experiments. The first, by Kim and Chan (Phys. Rev. Lett. 53, 170 (1984)), measured a two-dimensional (2D) liquid-vapour critical point exponent. The second studied, via the magnetism of ultrathin metal films, the crossover of the critical exponent β from 2D to 3D. Here, the analogy between magnetic behaviour near criticality and the corresponding liquid-vapour behaviour is first used to discuss the 2D-3D crossover in the latter case. Finally, the experimentally observed magnetic behaviour near criticality is considered for the ferromagnet CrBr3 to allow fingerprints of the 3D Ising Hamiltonian to be anticipated.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physics and chemistry of liquids. - London
Publication
London : 2009
ISSN
0031-9104
Volume/pages
47:6(2009), p. 693-697
ISI
000273047400011
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