• The tricritical point — a qualitative overview

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      Phase transition; critical phenomena; tricritical points

    • Abstract

       

      The concept of tricritical points is introduced by way of examples of ordinary liquid mixtures and mixtures of normal He3 and superfluid He4. A prototype Ising spin model is used for a qualitative discussion of the mechanisms behind the occurrence of tricritical phenomena. Mention is also made of the other theoretical developments.

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      S Dattagupta1

      1. Materials Science Laboratory, Reactor Research Centre, Kalpakkam - 603 102, India
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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