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1 Instituto de Fisica de Sao Paulo 2 School of Applied Sciences 3 Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems

Abstract : We investigate the canonical equilibrium of systems with long-range forces in competition. These forces create a modulation in the interaction potential and modulated phases appear at the system scale. The structure of these phases differentiate this system from monotonic potentials, where only the mean-field and disordered phases exist. With increasing temperature, the system switches from one ordered phase to another through a first-order phase transition. Both mean-field and modulated phases may be stable, even at zero temperature, and the long-range nature of the interaction will lead to metastability characterized by extremely long time scales.

Author: Romain Bachelard - F. Staniscia -



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