Topological phase transitions

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Topological phase transitions are phase transitions that do not involve symmetry breaking. This was first discovered for the XY model.

See also

References

  1. Michael Kastner "When topology triggers a phase transition", Physica A 365 pp. 128-131 (2006)
  2. Michael Kastner "Phase transitions and configuration space topology", Reviews of Modern Physics 80 167 (2008)