Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Arthur McGurn
Dr. Michitoshi Soga
Dr. Sung Gong Chung
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.
Hu, "Effects of a Magnetic Field on the Thermodynamics of Dilute Classical Spin Chains" (1987). Master's Theses. 1262.