Wang-Landau study of the triangular Blume-Capel ferromagnet
Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, 26504 Patras, Greece
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Revised: 15 November 2010
Published online: 21 December 2010
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.
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