Non-equilibrium phase transitions

Haye Hinrichsen
2006 Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications  
These lecture notes give a basic introduction to the physics of phase transitions under non-equilibrium conditions. The notes start with a general introduction to non-equilibrium statistical mechanics followed by four parts. The first one discusses the universality class of directed percolation, which plays a similar role as the Ising model in equilibrium statistical physics. The second one gives an overview about other universality classes which have been of interest in recent years. The third
more » ... part extends the scope to models with long-range interactions, including memory effects and so-called Lévy flights. Finally, the fourth part is concerned with deposition-evaporation phenomena leading to wetting transitions out of equilibrium. Contents
doi:10.1016/j.physa.2006.04.007 fatcat:lwcz2dvxwvbnvkp5rm4utmfppy