Vortex excitations and specific heat of the planar model in two dimensions

Sara A. Solla*, Eberhard K. Riedel

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Abstract

The density of vortex excitations and their contribution to the specific heat are discussed for the Villain planar model. Exact results are derived for the low- and high-temperature limits, and a renormalization-group interpolation scheme is developed for intermediate temperatures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6008-6012
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume23
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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