Trimodal random-field spin-3/2 Ising systems in a transverse field

Albayrak E. , Canko O.

JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS, cilt.270, ss.333-344, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 270 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2003.08.034
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.333-344


The trimodal random-field spin-(3)/(2) Ising system in a transverse field is investigated by combining the pair approximation with the discretized path-integral representation by introducing a parameter p to simulate the fractions of the spins not exposed to the external longitudinal magnetic field. The variation of the critical reduced transverse field and longitudinal magnetic field with the parameter p is studied for different coordination numbers and it is found that the system does not exhibit any tricritical points for p > 0.22. The phase diagrams with respect to the external longitudinal random-field and the second-order phase transition temperature are obtained for given values of the transverse field, coordination numbers and the parameter p. It is found that for appropriate values of the system parameters the system does present tricritical points and reentrant phase transitions, which may be caused by the competition between the quantum effects and randomness. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V.. All rights reserved.