Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Arthur McGurn

Second Advisor

Dr. Michitoshi Soga

Third Advisor

Dr. Sung Gong Chung

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The thermodynamics of a diluted chain of ferromagnetic classical spin in the presence of an external magnetic field is determined in the limit of the continuum model. The magnetization, susceptibility, specific heat are determined for both the isotropic Heisenberg and the classical XY models as functions of temperature, magnetic field and magnetic concentration. Scaling law for the behavior of the thermodynamic quantities in field, temperature, and magnetic concentration are obtained.

The calculations will be based on the continuum model of classical spin which was solved for the infinite chain system by McGurn and Scalapino.

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