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Physical Review B
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Two-dimensional melting, solid-state stability, and the Kosterlitz-Thouless-Feynman criterion

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The melting transition for simple atomic, two-dimensional solids occurs in the Monte Carlo computer experiments at the Kosterlitz-Thouless-Feynman instability temperature and with first-order behavior, in contradiction with renormalization-group arguments. It is pointed out that this melting temperature is not the thermodynamic melting temperature but an upper limit for the stability of the metastable solid. © 1981 The American Physical Society.

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01 Jun 1981

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Physical Review B

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