The theory of permutational colour groups is used to construct tables of the k = 0 irreducible representations whose basis functions are linear combinations of the components of tensor fields defined on the atoms of a crystal. As examples of their use, these tables are shown to be applicable in determining the k = 0 vibrational modes of a crystal and in applying the Tensor Field Criterion in the Landau theory of continuous phase transitions.
|Number of pages
|Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
|Published - Aug 1982
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics