Zeitschrift für Physik

, Volume 225, Issue 3, pp 195–215

Scaling approach to anisotropic magnetic systems statics

  • Eberhard Riedel
  • Franz Wegner

DOI: 10.1007/BF01392215

Cite this article as:
Riedel, E. & Wegner, F. Z. Physik (1969) 225: 195. doi:10.1007/BF01392215


Scaling laws are stated for anisotropic magnetic systems, where the anisotropy parameters are either scaled or held fixed. Combining the two ways of scaling, the critical behavior of thermodynamic quantities in anisotropic systems is determined. Particular attention is drawn to the temperature range where the anisotropy becomes important, and to the dependence there of the different quantities on the anisotropy parameters. In a transverse magnetic field the phase transition of an anisotropic magnet takes place along aλ-line. Assuming the singular part of the free enthalpy to depend on the distance from theλ-line, anomalous corrections to the transverse susceptibility and magnetization are calculated. For an experimental verification of many of the results, experiments including a variation of the anisotropy parameters or a finite transverse field are necessary.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eberhard Riedel
    • 1
  • Franz Wegner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut Max von Laue-Paul LangevinGarching bei MünchenGermany

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