We present novel preliminary evidence obtained by Monte Carlo simulations of a temperature-driven first-order phase transition in a system of two-dimensional continuous-spin magnetic or electric dipoles fixed in position but free to rotate on a co-planar two-dimensional orthorhombic lattice with a 42° rhombic angle. We also present new evidence of a temperature-driven continuous phase transition in this same system. We obtain and discuss novel ground states of two-dimensional continuous-spin dipolar systems with various rhombic angles.
|Advisor:||Priour, Donald J.|
|School:||University of Missouri - Kansas City|
|School Location:||United States -- Missouri|
|Source:||MAI 48/06M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Condensed matter physics, Materials science|
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