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The European Physical Journal B

, Volume 79, Issue 1, pp 21–28 | Cite as

Wang-Landau study of the triangular Blume-Capel ferromagnet

  • N. G. FytasEmail author
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Abstract.

We report on numerical simulations of the two-dimensional Blume-Capel ferromagnet embedded in the triangular lattice. The model is studied in both its first- and second-order phase transition regime for several values of the crystal field via a sophisticated two-stage numerical strategy using the Wang-Landau algorithm. Using classical finite-size scaling techniques we estimate with high accuracy phase-transition temperatures, thermal, and magnetic critical exponents and we give an approximation of the phase diagram of the model.

Keywords

Monte Carlo Ising Model Triangular Lattice Tricritical Point Phase Transition Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials ScienceUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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