Phase diagram of the Ising square lattice with competing interactions
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
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Published online: 25 September 2008
We restudy the phase diagram of the 2D-Ising model with competing interactions J1 on nearest neighbour and J2 on next-nearest neighbour bonds via Monte-Carlo simulations. We present the finite temperature phase diagram and introduce computational methods which allow us to calculate transition temperatures close to the critical point at J2 = J1/2. Further on we investigate the character of the different phase boundaries and find that the transition is weakly first order for moderate J2 > J1/2.
PACS: 05.50.+q – Lattice theory and statistics including Ising, Potts models, etc / 75.10.Hk – Classical spin models / 64.60.De – Statistical mechanics of model systems (Ising model, Potts model, field-theory models, Monte Carlo techniques, etc)
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