Condensation in the backgammon model

Piotr Bialas, Zdzislaw Burda, Des Johnston

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We analyse the properties of a very simple "balls-in-boxes" model which can exhibit a phase transition between a fluid and a condensed phase, similar to the behaviour encountered in models of random geometries in one, two and four dimensions. This model can be viewed as a generalization of the backgammon model introduced by Ritort as an example of glassy behaviour without disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-516
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 1997


  • Backgammon models
  • Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Gravity
  • Polymers


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