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Is non-temperature related Symmetry Breaking possible?

Temperature is not needed to define symmetry breaking. Symmetry breaking simply refers to the loss of some symmetry during the evolution of a system. Given that a system is in a state $A$ that is ...
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Solid-on-solid models

First, I'd say that the case you describe corresponds to a wetting transition, rather than to a roughening transition: the system goes from a regime of complete wetting (the wall if fully covered by a ...
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Is non-temperature related Symmetry Breaking possible?

In physics. Symmetry Breaking is related to temperature [...] Symmetry breaking in classical physics More correct way of saying this is that in (classical) physics symmetry breaking is related to a ...
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Why won't there be any transfer of heat energy when ice at 0°C is in contact with water at 0°C in a closed container?

The other answers have hammered quite well that There is no such thing as heat inside a thing; heat is the name for the spontaneous transfer of energy due to temperature differences and so if it is ...
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Why won't there be any transfer of heat energy when ice at 0°C is in contact with water at 0°C in a closed container?

As others have said, systems don't contain heat but contain internal energy. So, let's pretend your textbook used the correct term. To socratically answer your question -- why there is not heat ...
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Why won't there be any transfer of heat energy when ice at 0°C is in contact with water at 0°C in a closed container?

"If there is no transfer of heat between the two bodies placed in contact, they are said to be at the same temperature, but it doesn't mean that they have equal amount of heat in them." ...
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Why won't there be any transfer of heat energy when ice at 0°C is in contact with water at 0°C in a closed container?

Heat transfer only occurs when there is a temperature difference.The heat flux 'q' s.t by$$\vec q =-\lambda \nabla T$$where $T$ is temperature and '$\lambda$' is coefficient, and if $T$ is same in ...
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At what temperature does flowing water start to freeze?

The flowing does not change the freezing point of water, but it can change how difficult it is for the water to actually reach that temperature. If the air temperature is at, say, $–5 \rm °C$, the ...
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