Paraelectric and ferroelectric order in two-state dipolar fluids

Dmitry Matyushov, Andriy Okhrimovskyy

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Monte Carlo simulations are used to examine the cooperative creation of a polar state in fluids of two-state particles with nonzero dipole in the excited state. With lowering temperature such systems undergo a second-order transition from nonpolar to polar, paraelectric phase. The transition is accompanied by a dielectric anomaly of polarization susceptibility increasing by three orders of magnitude. The paraelectric phase is then followed by a formation of a nematic ferroelectric which further freezes into a fcc ferroelectric crystal by a first-order transition. A mean-field model of phase transitions is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number191101
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number19
StatePublished - May 15 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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