It is difficult to derive the solid-fluid transition from microscopic models. We introduce particle systems whose potentials do not decay with distance and calculate their partition function exactly using a method similar to that for lattice systems with infinite-range interaction. In particular, we investigate the behaviors of examples among these models, which become a triangular, body-centered cubic, face-centered cubic, or simple cubic lattice in low-temperature phase. The transitions of the first three examples are of the first order, and that of the last example is of the second order. Note that we define the solid phase as that whose order parameter, or Fourier component of the density, becomes nonzero, and the models we considered obey the ideal-gas law even in the solid phase.
|Journal||Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty