Magnetic Resonance and Structural Phase Transitions

  • R. Blinc
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 22)


Structural phase transitions in condensed matter are characterized by:
  1. 1)

    The appearance of a static order parameter (like the spontaneous polarization in ferroelectrics, the sublattice polarization in antiferroelectrics, or the long range orientational ordering in nematic liquid crystals) which breaks the symmetry of the high temperature phase and characterizes the new phase, and by

  2. 2)

    Critical order parameter fluctuations, which increase in amplitude and which relax back to equilibrium ever more slowly as the critical point is approached.



Electric Field Gradient Structural Phase Transition Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Molecular Axis Quadrupole Coupling Constant 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Blinc
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut Jozef StefanUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaJugoslavija

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