### Abstract

The magnetic catalysis of discrete chiral symmetry breaking in the (2 + 1)-dimensional Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model is analyzed. Particular attention is paid to a possible application of the effect in solid state physics. The fermion contribution to the thermal conductivity as a function of the dynamical mass (energy gap in the spectrum) is estimated and is shown to be suppressed when a nonzero order parameter develops.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 1143-1154 |

Number of pages | 12 |

Journal | Modern Physics Letters A |

Volume | 13 |

Issue number | 14 |

State | Published - May 10 1998 |

Externally published | Yes |

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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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*Modern Physics Letters A*,

*13*(14), 1143-1154.

**Phase transition induced by a magnetic field.** / Semenoff, G. W.; Shovkovy, Igor; Wijewardhana, L. C R.

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*Modern Physics Letters A*, vol. 13, no. 14, pp. 1143-1154.

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N2 - The magnetic catalysis of discrete chiral symmetry breaking in the (2 + 1)-dimensional Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model is analyzed. Particular attention is paid to a possible application of the effect in solid state physics. The fermion contribution to the thermal conductivity as a function of the dynamical mass (energy gap in the spectrum) is estimated and is shown to be suppressed when a nonzero order parameter develops.

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