Continuous Phase Transitions

Some articles on continuous phase transitions, transitions:

Phase Changes - Characteristic Properties - Critical Exponents and Universality Classes
... Continuous phase transitions are easier to study than first-order transitions due to the absence of latent heat, and they have been discovered to have many interesting properties ... The phenomena associated with continuous phase transitions are called critical phenomena, due to their association with critical points ... It turns out that continuous phase transitions can be characterized by parameters known as critical exponents ...

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