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Physical Review B
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Classical statistical mechanics of the sine-Gordon and 4 chains. Static properties

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We present and discuss the classical statistical mechanics of the static properties associated with a discretized sine-Gordon and 4 system by a numerical solution of the transfer-integral equation. The approximate replacement of the transfer-integral equation by a pseudo-Schrödinger equation is also considered to clarify the range of validity of this approach and of the associated WKB approximation. On this basis as well as low- and high-temperature perturbative expansions, it becomes possible to identify those thermodynamic properties and static form factors which are sensitive to or even dominated by the kinks. It is found that clear-cut kink effects are not only restricted to particular properties and to low and intermediate temperatures, but also, for the case of static form factors, to very small wave numbers. © 1980 The American Physical Society.

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01 Dec 1980

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Physical Review B

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