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Paper   IPM / Physic / 6641
School of Physics
  Title:   Phase Transition in A Self-Gravitating Planar Gas
1.  E. Abdalla
2.  M.R. Rahimi Tabar
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Phys. Lett. B
  No.:  53
  Vol.:  440
  Year:  1998
  Pages:   339-344
  Supported by:  IPM
We consider a gas of Newtonian self-gravitating particles in two-dimensional space, finding a phase transition, with a high temperature homogeneous phase and a low temperature clumped one. We argue that the system is described in terms of a gas with fractal behaviour.

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