why KT phase transition is considered different from a second order phase transition?

by wdlang
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Sep11-12, 03:11 PM
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i cannot see the reason

what makes KT phase transition different from the ferro-para phase transition of the 2D ising model?
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Sep11-12, 06:09 PM
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There is no local order parameter in the KT transition, so it's "topological" rather than "symmetry breaking".


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