Phase transitions and thermodynamic properties of the antiferromagnetic Potts model on a face-centered cubic lattice
Institute of Physics of Daghestan Scientific Center of RAS, Makhachkala, Russia
2 Daghestan State Pedagogical University, Makhachkala, Russia
3 Daghestan State University, Makhachkala, Russia
4 Institute of Metal Physics, Ural Branch, RAS, Yekaterinburg, Russia
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Published online: 4 July 2018
Using the Monte Carlo method we investigate the phase transitions and thermodynamic properties of magnetic structures with noncollinear directions of magnetic moments corresponded to antiferromagnetic q=4 Potts model on a face-centered cubic lattice. Monte Carlo simulations are performed on lattices with linear sizes L=20÷44. Thermodynamic parameters: the order parameter mAF, susceptibility χ, internal energy U, and specific heat C are evaluated for all studied systems. By employing the fourth order Binder cumulant method, a first order transition is shown to be occurred in the model.
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