# Phase transitions

- First-order transitions
- Gas-liquid phase transitions
- Isotropic-nematic phase transition
- Kosterlitz-Thouless transition
- Landau theory of second-order phase transitions
- Liquid-liquid phase transitions
- Quantum phase transitions
- Second-order transitions
- Solid-liquid phase transitions
- Topological phase transitions

## Recommended reading

- H. Eugene Stanley "Introduction to Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena", Oxford University Press (1988)
- J. M. Yeomans "Statistical Mechanics of Phase Transitions", Oxford University Press (1992)
- Philip Ball "Transitions still to be made", Nature
**402**C73-C76 (1999) - Benjamin Widom "Theory of Phase Equilibrium" Journal of Physical Chemistry
**100**pp 13190 - 13199 (1996)