Why phase transition not possible in one dimension?

  1. can anybody tell me why in general phase transition is not possible in one dimension? and for a lattice gas at low temp. why it requires long range order to occur phase transition?
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  3. Andy Resnick

    Andy Resnick 6,144
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    That's a good question, and I'm not sure of the answer. What you say sounds familiar, but I'm not sure it's true- my copy of Chaikin and Lubensky "condensed matter" is in my office so I can't check right now...
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