The three-dimensional Ising model: A paradigm of liquid-vapor coexistence in nuclear multifragmentation
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The three-dimensional Ising model: A paradigm of liquid-vapor coexistence in nuclear multifragmentation

  • Author(s): Mader, Catherine M.
  • Chappars, Amber
  • Elliott, James B.
  • Moretto, Luciano G.
  • Phair, Larry
  • Wozniak, Gordon J.
  • et al.
Abstract

Clusters in the three-dimensional Ising model rigorously obey reducibility and thermal scaling up to the critical temperature. The barriers extracted from Arrhenius plots depend on the cluster size as $B \propto A^ sigma$ wqwhere $\ sigma$ is a critical exponent relating the cluster size to the cluster surface. All the Arrhenius plots collapse into a single Fisher-like scaling function indicating liquid-vapor-like phase coexistence and the univarian equilibrium between percolating clusters and finite clusters. The compelling similarity with nuclear multifragmentation is discussed.

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