Melting of Wigner-like lattice of parallel polarized dipoles
1 Institut für Theoretische Physik, Freie Universität Berlin - Arnimallee 14, D-14195 Berlin, Germany, EU
2 ICRANeT - Piazzale della Republica 10, I-65122, Pescara, Italy, EU
Received: 25 February 2013
Accepted: 24 May 2013
We show that a triangular lattice consisting of dipolar molecules pointing orthogonally to the plane undergoes a first-order defect melting transition.
PACS: 61.72.-y – Defects and impurities in crystals; microstructure / 64.60.De – Statistical mechanics of model systems (Ising model, Potts model, field-theory models, Monte Carlo techniques, etc.) / 64.70.dj – Melting of specific substances
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