The behavior of the order parameter in a 'potential well' in the vicinity of a phase transition of the second kind has been studied. It is shown that in a one-dimensional case the order parameter is discretized similarly to the transitions of the first kind, and discretization conditions are obtained. (C) 2000 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.
|Number of pages
|Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
|Published - 24 Jul 2000
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- General Physics and Astronomy