Explanation for the configurational heat capacity of ordered phases

Marcel Sluiter, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

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Recently, an intriguing “W shape” has been reported for the curve of the configurational heat capacity versus composition. This feature is calculated in ordered phases with various methods. A detailed explanation has not been published, so a brief derivation and explanation of its origin is in order. Within the context of a Bragg-Williams model expressions for the heat capacity are derived. These expressions indicate that the W shape originates from the composition dependence of the order parameter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3280-3282
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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