Trigonal-to-tetragonal transition in stressed SrTiO3: A realization of the three-state potts model

Amnon Aharony, K. A. Müller, W. Berlinger

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Abstract

The trigonal-to-pseudotetragonal structural first-order transition in [111]-stressed SrTiO3 is shown to be a realization of the continuous three-state Potts model. The measured order-parameter discontinuity at the transition, Δ →, depends on the trigonal order parameter [111] M as |Δ →||M|δ*, with δ*=0.62±0.10 (mean-field theory predicts δ*=1). This agrees with renormalization-group predictions, and proves that the model has a first-order transition even in the fluctuation-dominated region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1977
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (all)

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