Partial order in a frustrated Potts model

Physics – Condensed Matter – Statistical Mechanics

Scientific paper

Rate now

  [ 0.00 ] – not rated yet Voters 0   Comments 0


7 pages, 8 figures, submitted to PRB

Scientific paper

We investigate a 4-state ferromagnetic Potts model with a special type of geometrical frustration on a three dimensional diamond lattice by means of Wang-Landau Monte Carlo simulation motivated by a peculiar structural phase transition found in $\beta$-pyrochlore oxide KOs$_2$O$_6$. We find that this model undergoes unconventional first-order phase transition; half of the spins in the system order in a two dimensional hexagonal-sheet-like structure, while the remaining half stay disordered. The ordered sheets and the disordered sheets stack one after another. We obtain a fairly large residual entropy at $T = 0$ which originates from the disordered sheets.

No associations


Say what you really think

Search for scientists and scientific papers. Rate them and share your experience with other people.


Partial order in a frustrated Potts model does not yet have a rating. At this time, there are no reviews or comments for this scientific paper.

If you have personal experience with Partial order in a frustrated Potts model, we encourage you to share that experience with our community. Your opinion is very important and Partial order in a frustrated Potts model will most certainly appreciate the feedback.

Rate now


Profile ID: LFWR-SCP-O-128102

All data on this website is collected from public sources. Our data reflects the most accurate information available at the time of publication.