Journal article

CHARGED RODS IN A PERIODIC BACKGROUND - A SOLVABLE MODEL

PJ FORRESTER

JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL PHYSICS | PLENUM PUBL CORP | Published : 1986

Abstract

The one-component Coulomb system with logarithmic potential in a periodic background is considered. In one dimension, when the background has the same period as the average interparticle spacing, the system is exactly solvable for three values of the coupling constant. The exact solution exhibits insulating-conducting phase transitions. An heuristic argument is presented which predicts the phase diagram for this system. © 1986 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

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