Phase diagrams of the spin-2 Ising model in the presence of a quenched diluted crystal field distribution


CHINESE PHYSICS B, vol.21, no.11, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1674-1056/21/11/110503
  • Journal Name: CHINESE PHYSICS B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: spin-2 model, random crystal field, effective-field theory, isolated critical points and triciritical points, BLUME-CAPEL MODEL, TRICRITICAL BEHAVIOR, MAGNETIC-FIELD, TRANSITIONS
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


We have investigated the random crystal field effects on the phase diagrams of the spin-2 Blume-Capel model for a honeycomb lattice using the effective-field theory with correlations. To do so, the thermal variations of magnetization are studied via calculating the phase diagrams of the model. We have found that the model displays both second-order and first-order phase transitions in addition to the tricritical and isolated points. Reentrant behavior is also observed for some appropriate values of certain system parameters. Besides the usual ground-state phases of the spin-2 model including +/- 2, +/- 1, and 0, we have also observed the phases +/- 3/2 and +/- 1/2, which are unusual for the spin-2 case.