Phase transition induced by a magnetic field

G. W. Semenoff, I. A. Shovkovy, L. C.R. Wijewardhana

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The magnetic catalysis of discrete chiral symmetry breaking in the (2 + 1)-dimensional Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model is analyzed. Particular attention is paid to a possible application of the effect in solid state physics. The fermion contribution to the thermal conductivity as a function of the dynamical mass (energy gap in the spectrum) is estimated and is shown to be suppressed when a nonzero order parameter develops.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1143-1154
Number of pages12
JournalModern Physics Letters A
Issue number14
StatePublished - May 10 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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