Mixed Ising ferrimagnets with next-nearest-neighbour couplings on square lattices.

Abstract

We study Ising ferrimagnets on square lattices with antiferromagnetic exchange couplings between spins of values S = 1/2 and 1 on neighbouring sites, couplings between S = 1 spins at next-nearest-neighbour sites of the lattice and a single-site anisotropy term for the S = 1 spins. Using mainly ground state considerations and extensive Monte Carlo simulations, we investigate various aspects of the phase diagram, including compensation points, critical properties and temperature-dependent anomalies. In contrast to previous belief, the next-nearest-neighbour couplings, when being of antiferromagnetic type, may lead to compensation points.

DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/23/49/496002

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@article{Selke2011MixedIF, title={Mixed Ising ferrimagnets with next-nearest-neighbour couplings on square lattices.}, author={Walter Selke and Cesur Ekiz}, journal={Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal}, year={2011}, volume={23 49}, pages={496002} }