Temperature dependence of susceptibility in the ferrielectric phase of ammonium sulphate


Enginer Y., Salihoglu S., Yurtseven H.

CHINESE JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, vol.41, no.4, pp.399-405, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : CHINESE JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.399-405

Abstract

We have developed a mean field model for the paraelectric-ferrielectric phase transition in ammonium sulphate. In our model we assume that the quadrupolar. interactions are the dominant mechanism for this type of transition. The fit of our calculated susceptibility to the experimental data shows that the free energy, with a quadrupolar coupling term, can also adequately explain the observed behaviour of ammonium sulphate.