Indexed on: 05 May '01Published on: 05 May '01Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory
Matrix models have been shown to be equivalent to noncommutative field theories. In this work we study noncommutative X-Y model and try to understand Kosterlitz Thouless transition in it by analysing the equivalent matrix model. We consider the cases of a finite lattice and infinite lattice separately. We show that the critical value of the matrix model coupling is identical for the finite and infinite lattice cases. However, the critical values of the coupling of the continuum field theory, in the large $ N $ limit, is finite in the infinite lattice case and zero in the case of finite lattice.