Lattice gas model on tetrahedral sites of а вcс lattice

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A lattice gas model is suggested for describing the order-disorder transition of mobile particles in вcc cage lattices such as a-Agl, Ag2S, NbHx, etc. The effect of repulsive first- and second-neighbour interactions is studied by a six sub-lattice mean-field approximation. With a fixed number of mobile particles determined by the composition of Agl the mean-field approximation predicts that the disordering process strongly depends on the ratio of the second- and first-neighbour interactions. Beside the low-temperature ordered state and the high-temperature random distribution two further intermediate states are found to be stable. This fact results in three different kinds of disordering process. The results suggest a new interpretation of the a phase of AgI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3775-3787
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Physics C: Solid State Physics
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Jul 20 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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