critical exponents

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Numbers that quantify how thermodynamic quantities, such as the specific heat capacity, diverge at the critical temperature of a second-order phase transition. In some model systems, particularly in low dimensions, critical exponents can be calculated exactly. In general, they can be estimated accurately using various approximation techniques, frequently using the renormalization group.

Subjects: Physics.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.